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Saturday February 16th, 2019 11:14AM

Suspect charged with murder in Milwaukee officer's killing

By The Associated Press
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a Milwaukee police officer.

Jordan P. Fricke, of Milwaukee, was charged Sunday with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the fatal shooting Wednesday of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner, who was serving a search warrant. Authorities arrested Fricke soon after the shooting.

Police say Fricke was the target of the warrant and was wanted for the illegal sale of firearms and drugs. Authorities say officers announced themselves as police and Fricke fired several rounds, hitting Rittner.

Rittner was the third Milwaukee officer killed in the line of duty in eight months.

Fricke remained in jail Sunday. Court records do not list an attorney who could speak for him.

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