Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota — Â Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue, in West St. Paul, at 12:20 pm.
Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol car’s door when the subject fired multiple shots, striking him in the head. He was transported to Regions Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
The subject, who was identified as a fugitive, opened fire on officers who located him in St. Paul approximately seven hours later. He was shot and wounded by the officers before being taken into custody.
Officer Patrick had served with the Mendota Heights Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two teenage daughters.