Suspected Minn. cop killer: 'I hate cops and I'm guilty’
Brian George Fitch Sr. was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the officer's slaying
By Marino Eccher and Richard Chin
As Mendota Heights police veteran Scott Patrick lay dying Wednesday on a West St. Paul street, passers-by and witnesses to his shooting rushed to his side. Some tried to administer first aid. One picked up his radio and called: "Officer down."
Hospitalized with gunshot wounds suffered in his arrest, Patrick's accused killer made no secret about what had happened, prosecutors said Friday.
"Just to let you know," he told an officer, according to court documents, "I hate cops, and I'm guilty."
Brian George Fitch Sr., 39, of Mendota Heights was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Patrick's slaying — one for premeditation, one for killing an officer.
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