State Trooper Murdered While Serving Warrant

Illinois State Police
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An Illinois state trooper died Friday from wounds he suffered hours earlier while executing a search warrant.

Illinois State Police SWAT team member Nicholas Hopkins, 33, was shot at around 5:30 a.m. during an exchange of gunfire while he and other troopers were serving the warrant at a home in East St. Louis.

Hopkins was taken to St. Louis University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead due to “catastrophic injuries” at approximately 6:10 p.m., Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan Kelly told reporters.

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