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Suspect in Minnesota Officer Killing in Custody

Updated: 07/30/2014 11:05 PM
Created: 07/30/2014 2:19 PM WDIO.com
By: JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police in Minnesota 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. Police returned fire, striking Fitch and a woman who was with him.

Paulos says Fitch's condition is unknown. The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A daylong manhunt was underway for Fitch in the killing of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was fatally shot while making a traffic stop in West St. Paul. He was the first Mendota Height's police officer to be slain in the line of duty.

Mendota Heights is a St. Paul suburb of about 11,000 people.

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Brian Fitch is being sought in the shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer.

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