Gregory Favors is charged with killing 38-year-old trooper Chadwick LeCroy of Marietta, who was shot in the neck Monday night. Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, says LeCroy was trying to stop Favors' 2007 Mazda for having a broken headlight.
Favors waived his the court appearance on Wednesday. Attorney Michael Mann, who is representing Favors, described his client as scared but as anticipating appearing in court in January.
In an affidavit, the GBI says LeCroy's dashboard camera shows that the officer walked toward the passenger side of the Mazda, and that the driver leaned over and fired a handgun. LeCroy was struck in the neck.
Posted Dec. 28
ATLANTA (AP)-- The Georgia State Patrol says a trooper was shot to death after attempting to make a traffic stop in northwest Atlanta.
The patrol says the officer, identified as 38-year-old Chadwick LeCroy of Marietta, was shot twice in the face Monday night and died while being transported to a hospital.
State Patrol spokesman Mark McDonough says a suspect was later arrested by Atlanta and Cobb County police.
McDonough says LeCroy tried to stop a vehicle, but it crashed after a brief pursuit. He says the trooper and the other driver then had a confrontation, and LeCroy was shot.
Police say the other driver then drove away in the trooper's car and was arrested after he abandoned it several blocks away.
LeCroy is survived by a wife and two sons.