Man charged with shooting police officer held without bond

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – A grand jury will hear evidence in the fall against the man accused of killing a police officer in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport, prosecutors said during a brief hearing Friday.

Grover Cannon, 27, appeared via video link before Judge Ramona Emanuel, who ordered him held without bond in Wednesday’s shooting death of Officer Thomas LaValley.

The grand jury will decide on Oct. 13 whether to charge Cannon with first-degree murder, which carries a possible death sentence. He is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 20, Caddo Parish prosecutors told the judge.

Cannon told the judge he cannot afford an attorney. When the judge asked him how he supported himself, Cannon answered, “Cut grass,” KTBS-TV reported (

Cannon also has a Sept. 1 court appearance on an attempted second-degree murder charge stemming from an alleged shooting last month. Emanuel set $150,000 bond on that charge, which accuses…

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