Favors indicted for trooper's killing

A Fulton County grand jury on Friday indicted Gregory Favors for the Dec. 27 murder of Georgia State Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy.

District Attorney Paul Howard said after he meets with members of LeCroy's family next week, he will make an announcement as to whether he will seek the death penalty. Favors, 30, faces nine counts, including murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing and attempting to elude police.

Favors, who has a lengthy criminal history, had sped away from LeCroy and crashed his car near the intersection of Hightower Road and St. Paul Avenue, police said. When LeCroy approached, Favors pulled out a gun and opened fire, fatally striking the 38-year-old trooper in the neck, police said.