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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: First court appearance for accused Mendota Heights cop killer

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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.  

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