A Shreveport man charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder in December was back in court this morning with his attorneys to ask for discovery and schedule further arguments.
In December, Christopher Cope was formally charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. The first degree charge was for the Oct. 24 shooting and killing Shreveport Police Sgt. Tim Prunty outside of a convenience store in south Shreveport, while the attempted first degree charges are in relation to the convenience store employee who was talking with Prunty at the time of the incident, and for firing at a security guard working in the guard house at Southern Trace on Norris Ferry Road.
Though Cope is being held without bond on the capital murder charge, the grand jury that indicited him set a bond of $1 million on each count of attempted 1st degree murder.
Cope’s defense attorneys, Brian Dosky and Bruce Whittaker of the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana, along with Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Brady O’Callahan appeared before Caddo District Judge Michael A. Pitman this morning.
Judge Pitman set March 30, 2011, as the court date.