A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.
Ryan Johansen scored a disputed goal in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Johansen’s shot initially was ruled a rebound, but a video review showed that Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper did not touch the puck, making it a legal shootout goal.
The identities of the two suspects killed in Friday morning’s police chase-turned deadly shootout have been released. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, the deaths of Matthew Vincent Serbus, 36, and Dawn Marie Pfister, 34, have been ruled as homicides, with multiple gunshot wounds listed as the cause of death for both. The duo were killed after a police standoff in Eden Prairie at Highway 101 near Dell Road, which began as a high-speed chase in Chaska on Highway 212.
Charlie Coyle scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Coyle deked before beating Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec. Minnesota is 15-5-4 and has won six of its past seven games and is 9-1-1 in November. The loss extended Winnipeg’s losing streak to four games (0-2-2). It was the Jets’ eighth shootout of the season and third loss. Mikko Koivu also scored on Pavelec in the shootout. Bryan Little beat Niklas Backstrom.
A Hennepin County Grand Jury is hearing testimony in a police shooting case. Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Franklin died last May after being shot several times in the basement of a home in Uptown.
A Hennepin County grand jury will review the case of a man who died during a struggle with Minneapolis police. And on Friday, Michael Padden, an attorney for Terrance Franklin’s family, said the Hennepin County Attorney should not be involved in the case. Police said Terrance Franklin was shot on May 10 after he tried to grab an officer’s gun.
Authorities have identified the officers involved in the shootout that left a deputy injured and a man dead earlier this week in Crow Wing County. Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said deputy Scott Goddard received a gunshot wound to the shoulder during the shootout. Both Goddard and fellow deputy Adam Kronstedt, who was also involved in the confrontation, remain on administrative leave.
Matt Cullen scored the shootout-winning goal to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night.
New Mexico State Police say a man who died in a gas station shootout with police was the same person who was wanted in another shooting last week near Dulce.
One woman was hospitalized by shattered glass after a shoot-out near Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, according to police.
Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild’s 3-2 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
Colin Wilson scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Nashville Predators sent the Minnesota Wild to their seventh straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Dany Heatley stunned the Edmonton Oilers — and drew some high praise from Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo.
Todd Bertuzzi’s shootout goal for Detroit clinched a 2-1 win Sunday over his old nemesis the Minnesota Wild, and goalie Jimmy Howard also gave the Red Wings a big hand in their fifth straight victory.