Charges: Cop-killer Brian Fitch said, "I hate cops and I'm guilty"
|A passenger in a car Fitch (pictured) was driving just before he got into a shootout with police said he knew the alleged murderer as "D-Bo."|
The charging documents don't make clear why Fitch, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was pulled over in West St. Paul just across the border from Mendota Heights in the first place, but allege he shot Patrick in the leg, abdomen, and head as he approached his green Pontiac Grand Am.
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|Officer Scott Patrick|
Fitch, a 39-year-old Mendota Heights resident with a lengthy criminal record, was injured during the shootout and later taken to Regions Hospital, where he was watched over by a St. Paul cop. According to the charges, Fitch told the officer, "Just to let you know, I hate cops and I'm guilty."
The story is told in two separate criminal complaints, one pertaining mostly to Patrick's murder and the other to the St. Paul shootout. To read the former, click to page two. The latter is on page three.