MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer has an extensive criminal record.
Authorities say 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. is a career criminal who got out of prison in February on supervised release for a burglary conviction and was already a wanted fugitive again on a Department of Corrections warrant.
His record also includes convictions or arrests for theft, terroristic threats, assault, drug offenses, escaping custody and fleeing police officers.
Records show he's also been to court several times for failing to pay or provide child support to several different women.
Police say Fitch had been living in the South St. Paul and West St. Paul area.