A 46-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to eight federal charges stemming from the 2019 shooting death of an Illinois state trooper.

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A 46-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to eight federal charges stemming from the 2019 shooting death of an Illinois state trooper. 

Christopher Grant of East St. Louis faced charges including use of a firearm to kill Nicholas Hopkins in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Grant entered his pleas Friday and was ordered to remain jailed until his Aug. 18 trial, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

A message left Sunday for the public defender office appointed to represent Grant wasn't immediately returned. 

Hopkins, 33, was fatally shot in August 2019 while serving a state search warrant.