On Friday, a judge approved District Attorney Jon David’s request to seek the death penalty against 18-year-old Chauncy Askew.
Askew and Raheem Davis, 20, of Chadbourn, are accused of fatally shooting Trooper Kevin Conner on the morning of Oct. 17, 2018.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop for speeding on U.S. 701 near Sellers Town Road in Columbus County.
Conner died after being taken to a local hospital.
Both Askew and Davis were arrested in October. Both are charged with first-degree murder.