Jul 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer is in serious condition in a St. Paul hospital following a violent confrontation Wednesday night with police.
Brian Fitch Sr.'s condition was updated Thursday by St. Paul police.
Police also identified the woman who was with Fitch, and also was injured, as Kelly Lee Hardy. Her condition wasn't announced.
Authorities say the 39-year-old Fitch 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.
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