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An officer with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension photographs an SUV that was driven by a Mendota Heights police officer who was shot during a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS/Ben Garvin

Suspect in shooting death of Twin Cities police officer arrested after shootout in St. Paul

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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.

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

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