Connecticut man who shot trooper on traffic stop connected to burglaries
PORT ALLEN- Detectives say the Connecticut man who shot at a state trooper Wednesday morning is also a principle suspect in multiple home burglaries in Ascension Parish.
During an investigation, detectives found several items inside 20-year-old William Belniak’s vehicle that were stolen over the weekend during the burglaries, including a shotgun, revolver, laptop and jewelry. Detectives also found marijuana and narcotic pills in the vehicle. The stolen revolver was the weapon that Belniak used in shooting Senior Trooper Kevin Biddy…..MORE
PORT ALLEN, LA – A Louisiana trooper is expected to fully recover after getting shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. The suspect was shot by two responding sheriff’s deputies.
Investigators said the bullet grazed Trooper Kevin Biddy’s head. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. Biddy was treated and released from an area hospital.
Authorities said William Belniak, 20, of Burlington, Connecticut, was pulled over on LA 1 near Avenue G in Port Allen, right off I-10, around 2:30 a.m.
They added the two “scuffled” when the trooper tried to arrest Belniak on suspicion of DWI. During the fight, the trooper called for backup over the radio before the suspect got away from him and grabbed a gun from the car.
Biddy was able to catch up to him and they fought some more. Investigators said as they were struggling over the gun, Belniak fired a shot, which grazed the trooper’s head. The trooper then fell to the ground….MORE