Grover Cannon, accused of the Aug. 5, 2015 slaying of Shreveport police officer Thomas Lavalley, will go on trial Feb. 6, 2017, in Caddo District Court.

The date was set at a hearing before Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanuel today, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Cannon, 28, is charged with first-degree murder for Lavalley’s death and with attempted second-degree murder in connection with a July 15, 2015 attack on another individual. He also faces a charge of battery on a police officer for a December 1, 2015 incident that occurred while he was incarcerated.

Caddo Parish prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Cannon if convicted of the death of Lavalley, 29, who was shot and killed in the Queensborough neighborhood after responding to a report of a prowler. He joined the Shreveport Police Department in 2011. He had previously worked at KTBS TV in Shreveport as a sports reporter.

Prosecutors are Caddo ADAs Ed Blewer, Bill Edwards and Ron Stamps. Cannon will be defended by the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana, out of New Orleans, with lead attorney Kimya Holmes.