Suspect arrested in LDWF agent shooting

MONROE, La. -- State Police arrested the woman who allegedly shot a Louisiana Department of WIldlife and Fisheries enforcement agent during a traffic stop Saturday.

According to Louisiana State Police, troopers arrested 31-year-old Amethyst Baird. Baird is accused of shooting 26-year-old Tyler Wheeler, a Senior Agent with the LDWF, multiple times during a traffic stop in Morehouse Parish.


State Police detectives investigating the shooting quickly found evidence that led to Baird's arrest, according to LSP. She is charged with one count of Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer.

Officers also arrested 34-year-old Jeremy Gullet, who they say assisted Baird after the fact. He is charged with one count of Accessory After the Fact to Attempted First Degree Murder.

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Senior Agent Wheeler was shot multiple times, according to Sgt. Wayne Parker with the LDWF. As of Sunday morning (Jan. 8), the LDWF said WHeeler is in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit and is responding to commands.

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