Second man charged in death of Illinois State Trooper

BELLEVILLE, IL. (WJPF) — A second man has been charged in the death of an Illinois State Police Trooper.

Al Stewart, Jr is charged with Armed Violence, Obstruction of Justice, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cannabis.

Prosecutors say that Stewart was armed with a handgun when police raided the East St. Louis home early Friday morning. They say he hid that gun in the kitchen. His bond has been set at $250,000.

On Saturday, prosecutors charged Chris Grant with First Degree Murder in death of Trooper Nick Hopkins. Grant is in jail on a $5 million bond.

Visitation and funeral services for Hopkins are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday,

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