Suspect In Minnesota Police Killing Goes On Trial Monday in St. Cloud
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A man charged with killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer and trying to kill other officers in a shootout that day goes on trial Monday in St. Cloud.
Forty-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop July 30th in West St. Paul.
Fitch also faces three counts of attempted murder and a gun felony for allegedly shooting at other officers during his arrest in St. Paul following a manhunt.
Jury selection begins Monday in St. Cloud, where the trial was moved. Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin January 20th.
Prosecutors have filed a list of about 70 potential witnesses they could call during the trial.