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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.
The article goes on to state the following:
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.
After the shooting, police surrounded the home and arrested three people. Police remained on the scene throughout the day, uncertain if another suspect was barricaded in the house, according to authorities. The three people arrested were not identified and authorities have not revealed the basis for the search warrant.
The report states that Hopkins had been on the force for 10 years. He has three sisters and two brothers, one of whom is a police officer in another state. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Fallen Officer Nicholas Hopkins’ procession begins. pic.twitter.com/vrymR5Efx7
— Chris Hayes (@ChrisHayesTV) August 24, 2019
— ODMP.org (@ODMP) August 24, 2019
Today the entire state mourns the loss of ISP South SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/Vy5D6wre6V
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) August 24, 2019
Today is a very sad day in Illinois & across our country. We lost a brave & heroic ISP S.W.A.T. Operator, father & husband. We pray for Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, his family, the incredibly brave ISP S.W.A.T Operators & the entire @ILStatePolice. 😥🙏💙😥🙏💙#EnoughIsEnough #RPSD pic.twitter.com/FEUy9fnGXo
— Superintendent Donald Stephens III (@Supt_Stephens) August 24, 2019
— Michigan State Police (@MichStatePolice) August 24, 2019
“Stand down, hands in the air!”
This standoff began before 5:30 AM in East St Louis off of 42nd street. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was executing a search warrant at a house when he was shot. That led to this standoff, that’s still active. I spoke to one neighbor, who heard it all. pic.twitter.com/E2Qdfa5OLp
— Justina Coronel (@JustinaCoronel) August 24, 2019
We are deeply saddened tonight to learn that Trooper Nicholas Hopkins has succumbed to his wounds after this morning’s incident in East Saint Louis.
— Dixon Police (@DixonPolice) August 24, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Illinois State Police & the family & friends of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins. Trooper Hopkins was shot while executing an arrest warrant this morning. Your dedication and commitment will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. RIP Hero. pic.twitter.com/Itd73CSrfJ
— Deerfield Police (@DeerfieldILPD) August 24, 2019
Update: Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins has died following a shooting in East St. Louis. Hopkins was 33-year-old and a 10 year veteran of state police. https://t.co/VI1iaJM7Ac pic.twitter.com/swNZb9aNZq
— WGN TV News (@WGNNews) August 24, 2019
Trooper Nicholas Hopkins of the Illinois State Police was shot & killed while serving a search warrant today. He was 33 years old. He leaves behind a wife, twin 4yr old daughters & an infant daughter.
— Christina M. Roof (@Christina_Roof) August 24, 2019
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins #6141, who made the ultimate sacrifice today in the line of duty and service to the residents of the State of Illinois.
Rest In Peace Trooper Hopkins #6141, EOW 08/23/19 pic.twitter.com/qbLizMlrHo
— ISP D-20 Pittsfield (@ISPDistrict20) August 24, 2019
Trooper Nicholas Hopkins leaves behind a wife and three children according to ISP. This is so sad. “Another hero of Illinois that has paid the ultimate price.” pic.twitter.com/XOVkU6RdtA
— Eric Feldman (@EricSFeldman) August 23, 2019
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