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LDWF Agent Shot During Traffic Stop

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Updated 10 a.m. Friday:  Sgt. Scott Bullitt, will be transferred to University Health Shreveport.  LDWF officials say Bullitt, who does not have movement in his legs, will be examined by a neurosurgeon.  Doctors have not been able to remove the bullet lodged near his spine.

Original story:

A Wildlife and Fisheries agent is in serious condition after bring shot in the back during a traffic stop Thursday.

32-year old Sgt. Scott Bullitt, of Jonesboro, and another agent pulled over a vehicle on suspicion of driver impairment, near the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.  During the stop, the driver, 29-year old Luke Hust, resisted a search, pulled a gun and shot Bullitt.  He immediately fled the scene.

Several law enforcement agencies performed a manhunt to locate Hust.  He was found and arrested at his home.  Hust confessed to the shooting, saying he is a convicted felon and was afraid to be arrested for possessing a firearm.  

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