MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: First court appearance for accused Mendota Heights cop killer
The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago made his first court appearance this afternoon.
Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. is facing 12 charges, including murder in the shooting death of 47-year-old Officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot in the head during a traffic stop in West St. Paul. Fitch has had at least two court appearances delayed while recovering from several gunshot wounds suffered in a standoff with police.