Hust convicted of attempted first degree murder in game warden shooting

Sentencing set for Feb. 11, according to LDWF

A jury convicted the man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent during a traffic stop May 21 on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area.

Luke Jarrod Hust, 29, of Monroe, was convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the shooting of Sgt. Scott Bullitt, according to a news release.

Hust will be sentenced on Feb. 11, 2016.

“We are very pleased that Sgt. Bullitt’s shooter received the justice he deserved and want to thank everybody who had a hand in getting these convictions,” said Col. Joey Broussard, head of the LDWF Enforcement Division.

The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m. on May 21 when Bullitt and another agent stopped a vehicle near the Wham Brake Boat Launch on Russell Sage WMA. During the stop, Hust shot Bullitt and then fled into the woods, the release states.

Bullitt was transported to a Monroe hospital, and then to Shreveport where he successfully underwent surgery to remove the bullet and bone fragments on May. 26.

Hust was captured on May 21 about 11 p.m.

Bullitt, who had been an enforcement agent for more than five years, is still rehabbing from his injuries and has not yet returned to active duty with the LDWF.