Suspect charged in killing of Illinois State Trooper Nick Hopkins

Police released a mugshot of 45-year-old Christopher Grant of East St. Louis

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August 25, 2019 - 8:10 pm

(Illinois State Police)

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COLLINSVILLE (KMOX) -- A suspect is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Illinois State Police trooper Nick Hopkins.

Christopher Grant
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via St. Clair County
45-year-old Christopher Grant of East St. Louis is being held on a $5 million bond at the St. Clair County jail.

Grant is accused of shooting Hopkins while the trooper was serving a warrant at Caseyville Ave. and North 42nd St. in East. Louis early on Friday morning.

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