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Murder Charges Filed in Shooting Death of ISP Trooper

ISP confirmed the trooper's death Friday evening

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    Murder Charges Filed in Shooting Death of ISP Trooper

    A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper who was shot while serving a search warrant.

     

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019)

    A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper who was shot while serving a search warrant.

    The St. Clair County state's attorney announced the charge Saturday against Chris Grant. He's in custody in southwestern Illinois on $5 million bond. It's not known whether he has a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

    Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was shot Friday in East St. Louis during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant. He later died at a hospital.

    The 33-year-old trooper was a state police officer for 10 years. He was married with three children. The Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation is accepting donations for the family.

    Illinois State Trooper Dies After Being Shot

    [CHI] Illinois State Trooper Dies After Being Shot

    A 33-year-old state trooper is dead after being shot while executing a search warrant in downstate Illinois. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez has the story. 

    (Published Friday, Aug. 23, 2019)

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