EAST ST. LOUIS – A trooper with the Illinois State Police was shot and killed in the line of duty early Friday morning in East St. Louis while serving a warrant.

The 33-year-old trooper was identified as Nick Hopkins of Waterloo. He has been on the job 10 years.

Article continues after sponsor message

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Hopkins was serving a warrant at a home near Caseyville Avenue and North 42nd Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. Friday. Hopkins was taken to St. Louis University Hospital, where he died.

More like this:

Sep 12, 2023 - St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office Files 15 Charges In Zone 6 Enforcement

Aug 30, 2023 - Man Dies In Lawn Mower Accident

Yesterday - Jamestown Mall Demolished On Tuesday

Sep 15, 2023 - Charges Issued: St. Louis County Police Probe Murder, Robbery Case On Ashmont Drive

Sep 1, 2023 - Murder Second Degree, Armed Robbery, Charges Issued On 17-Year-Old Suspect