Accused cop killer Grover Cannon indicted by Caddo grand jury

Accused cop killer Grover Cannon indicted by Caddo grand jury
(KSLA)
(KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Shreveport man accused of fatally shooting a Shreveport police officer in August has been indicted on a charge of first degree murder.

A Caddo Parish grand jury returned the indictment against 27-year-old Grover Cannon Thursday morning.

Cannon was captured after a citywide manhunt following the murder of officer Thomas LaValley on August 5. LaValley was shot while responding to a suspicious persons call inside a Queensborough home when, according to court testimony, Cannon opened fire.

Of the 15 shots fired, one came from a 9 mm handgun. The rest came from a .40 caliber handgun. LaValley was shot 6 times.

LaValley's service weapon, Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun, has not been recovered. The reward for its recovery has been raised to $5,000.

Cannon was already wanted on a charge of attempted second degree murder from a shooting in mid-July.

Cannon remains held without bond for the first degree murder charge. His bond for second degree murder charge is $150,000. He was also charged with possession of a firearm. His bond for that charge is set at $100,000.

He is set to be arraigned on the first degree murder charge on October 26.

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