Sus­pect charged in fa­tal shoot­ing of Mil­wau­kee of­fi­cer

The Washington Times Daily - - AMERICAN SCENE -

MIL­WAU­KEE | Pros­e­cu­tors on Sun­day charged a 26-year-old man in the killing of a Mil­wau­kee po­lice of­fi­cer.

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

Po­lice said Mr. 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 Of­fi­cer Rit­tner.

Mr. Fricke, who also faces reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and drug charges, re­mained jailed on Sun­day with pre­lim­i­nary bail set at $500,000. Court records do not list an at­tor­ney who could speak for him.

Of­fi­cer Rit­tner, a 17-year vet­eran of the force, was the third Mil­wau­kee of­fi­cer killed in the line of duty in eight months. The depart­ment had pre­vi­ously gone more than two decades with­out such a death.

Of­fi­cer Rit­tner’s fu­neral is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day at Oak Creek As­sem­bly of God Church in Oak Creek, Wis­con­sin.

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