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UPDATE: Suspect in Mendota Heights cop killing arrested after shootout in St. Paul

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By Mara H. Gottfried, Tad Vezner, Nick Ferraro and Sarah Horner, St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL -- A routine traffic stop midday Wednesday ended with gunshots that felled Mendota Heights’ most veteran police officer. Eight hours later, during a massive manhunt for officer Scott Patrick’s killer, police said the suspect opened fire on St. Paul officers, who shot back.


Brian George Fitch Sr. was injured, as was a woman in the car he was driving.

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