Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of killing a Mendota Heights police officer with first-degree murder. 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. also was charged Friday with several counts of attempted murder and assault for firing at police officers during a standoff eight hours after the killing.
Minneapolis-area police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery that left a man lying in the road with a gunshot wound. 27-year-old Shane Hejl of Northfield was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and three counts of assault.
The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer is in serious condition in a St. Paul hospital following a violent confrontation Wednesday night with police. Brian Fitch Sr.'s condition was updated Thursday by St. Paul police.
Hundreds of people came together at a candlelight vigil to honor a Mendota Heights police officer killed while making a traffic stop in West St. Paul. Some placed flowers, balloons, small American flags and other mementoes curbside where Officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon.
Police in Mendota Heights say a man wanted in the shooting death of an officer is in custody after being shot by police. St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos says 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. got out of a minivan firing at officers Wednesday evening.
Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the dismissal of six charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota high school. The teen appeared in a Waseca County courtroom Wednesday for a hearing on whether he should be sent to adult court.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he has mixed emotions about winning his defamation lawsuit in U.S. District Court. Ventura says he is glad his reputation is restored, but wonders who will be next to throw him "under the bus."
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