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Woman pleads guilty in LDWF agent shooting

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Amethyst Baird / Courtesy of LSP Amethyst Baird / Courtesy of LSP
Morehouse, LA -

The woman accused in the shooting of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent has pleaded guilty, according to KNOE. 

Amethyst Baird was charged with attempted first-degree murder after shooting agent Tyler Wheeler five times during a traffic stop in Morehouse Parish. 

The incident occurred on January 7, 2017. 

According to KNOE,  District Attorney Steve Tew, Baird pleaded guilty to all four counts, which include:

  • Attempted first-degree murder of a police officer
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Illegal possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Illegal possession of a stolen firearm

Baird was in Bossier Parish on Monday to stand trial for the shooting. She will be held in Morehouse Parish without bail until her sentencing which has been scheduled for January 26, 2018.  Read our original story here

Agent Wheeler was back on duty patrolling for LDWF in early August. Officials say that after enduring numerous surgeries and hours of physical therapy Wheeler was cleared to return on to work in July.  Read more here

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