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Man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer appears in court

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The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last month made his first court appearance Friday.

Prosecutors charged Brian Fitch, Sr. with two counts of first degree murder.

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He is being held without bond.

Police say Fitch shot Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop July 30.

Some Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys expect Fitch to stand trial.

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