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  • IN CUSTODY: Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr.

    IN CUSTODY: Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:28 GMT
    Fox 9 News is learning more about the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 47, during a traffic stop, and it turns out he was already a wanted man when that traffic stop began.

    Fox 9 News is learning more about the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 47, during a traffic stop, and it turns out he was already a wanted man when that traffic stop began.
  • PHOTOS: In memory of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    PHOTOS: In memory of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:48:12 GMT
    Paramedics gathered early Thursday morningParamedics gathered early Thursday morning
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community continued to gather Thursday to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community continued to gather Thursday to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
  • SWAT team arrests suspected cop killer in St. Paul

    SWAT team arrests suspected cop killer in St. Paul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:42:24 GMT
    On Wednesday night, dozens of officers -- including a SWAT team -- descended on Sycamore and Rice streets in St. Paul after a suspected cop killer apparently opened fire on officers and was shot multiple times.
    On Wednesday night, dozens of officers -- including a SWAT team -- descended on Sycamore and Rice streets in St. Paul after a suspected cop killer apparently opened fire on officers after escaping a neighborhood near the intersection of Baker and Livingston, where the car used in the crime was found.
  • Mendota Heights police officer shot in West St. Paul; suspect shot

    Mendota Heights police officer shot in West St. Paul; suspect shot

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:36:05 GMT

    A Mendota Heights police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, Fox 9 sources confirmed. Police arrested the suspect later Wednesday night.


    A Mendota Heights police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, Fox 9 sources confirmed. Police arrested the suspect later Wednesday night.


  • Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr. in serious condition

    Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr. in serious condition

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:52:25 GMT
    Brian Fitch Sr., 39, the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick is listed in serious condition at Regions Hospital after a shootout with police on Wednesday night in St. Paul.

    Brian Fitch Sr., 39, the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick is listed in serious condition at Regions Hospital after a shootout with police on Wednesday night in St. Paul.
  • Minneapolis dad shot after confronting son's bullies on bus

    Minneapolis dad shot after confronting son's bullies on bus

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:09 GMT
    Sixteen-year old Joshua Davis Ford has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father after he confronted Ford on a Metro Transit bus for harassing his son.
    Sixteen-year old Joshua Davis Ford has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father after he confronted Ford on a Metro Transit bus for harassing his son.
  • His wife didn't want to pose for maternity photos, he found a solution

    His wife didn't want to pose for maternity photos, he found a solution

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:51:14 GMT
    A Reddit user and his wife are having a baby. She, however, was apparently not too keen on today's trend of artfully documenting in photographs every major step of your life.
    A Reddit user and his wife are having a baby. She, however, was apparently not too keen on today's trend of artfully documenting in photographs every major step of your life.
  • Why you should use caution when eating Minnesota fish

    Why you should use caution when eating Minnesota fish

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:59:49 GMT
    Buyer, fisherman, and consumer beware… Minnesota fish may not be as safe to eat as you think...
    Buyer, fisherman, and consumer beware… Minnesota fish may not be as safe to eat as you think...
  • Interstate 494 chase not connected to Mendota Heights officer shooting

    Interstate 494 chase not connected to Mendota Heights officer shooting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:06:55 GMT
    The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed a high-speed chase on Highway 110 and Interstate 494 that ended in Woodbury, Minn. is not connected to the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer just 3 hours earlier.
    ?The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed a high-speed chase on Highway 110 and Interstate 494 that ended in Woodbury, Minn. is not connected to the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer just 3 hours earlier.
  • How to help family of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    How to help family of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:29:05 GMT
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community gathered on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community gathered on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
  • Residents rush to fallen Mendota Heights officer's aid

    Residents rush to fallen Mendota Heights officer's aid

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:41:38 GMT
    In the end, there was nothing they could do -- but several people rushed to the scene were gunfire had rang out just a moment earlier to try and help the Mendota Heights police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop at the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue.
    In the end, there was nothing they could do -- but several people rushed to the scene were gunfire had rang out just a moment earlier to try and help the Mendota Heights police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop at the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue.
  • 5 Level III sex offenders register in St. Paul; meeting set

    5 Level III sex offenders register in St. Paul; meeting set

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:44:57 GMT
    With a handful of predatory offenders registering to live in St. Paul neighborhoods, police are preparing to hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, but officers insist they are not trying to boost fears.
    With a handful of predatory offenders registering to live in St. Paul neighborhoods, police are preparing to hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, but officers insist they are not trying to boost fears.
  • Mankato assault victim Kolstad says his first words

    Mankato assault victim Kolstad says his first words

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:36:36 GMT
    Isaac Kolstad’s wife, Molly, composed a post on his CaringBridge page announcing the former Mavericks football player said her name after completing his first week in a transitional rehab facility in the Twin Cities.
    Isaac Kolstad’s wife, Molly, composed a post on his CaringBridge page announcing the former Mavericks football player said her name after completing his first week in a transitional rehab facility in the Twin Cities.
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