September 19, 2019
Christopher Grant, left, and Al Stewart Jr.
Being a cop has always been a dangerous job.
But it became an even more dangerous job when it started involving zookeeping duties as well.
A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports Christopher R. Grant was also indicted by a grand jury on other charges including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and armed violence.
Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was fatally shot last month while serving a search warrant in East St. Louis.
Grant was arrested after Hopkins was shot. He’s being held in the St. Clair County Jail on $5 million bond. St. Clair County Circuit Clerk records say he’s yet to hire an attorney. At his arraignment last month, Grant said he was considering hiring a private attorney.
Another man, Al Stewart Jr. of East St. Louis, was also indicted on charges including armed violence and obstructing justice.