A federal grand jury has indicted an East St. Louis man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper on drug and weapons charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Christopher R. Grant, 46, of East St. Louis, faces eight counts including including using a firearm to murder Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft said.
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Hopkins, 33, was fatally shot Aug. 23 while serving a search warrant.
Grant also faces three counts of distributing crack cocaine, maintaining a drug house and other charges.
Online court records do not list an attorney for Grant.
— Associated Press
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