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Jordan Fricke to be sentenced for killing Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 12:22:13-04

UPDATE: Jordan Fricke was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

MILWAUKEE — Jordan Fricke, who was accused of shooting and killing Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner on Feb. 6, was found guilty July 12 on all counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Jurors deliberated for about an hour in July before returning their verdict. Fricke was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide, reckless endangering safety of two officers and maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Fricke faces a mandatory life sentence in prison for the homicide charge.

Fricke testified July 12 that he fired in self-defense. Fricke said he thought he heard gunshots before he fired an AK-47 pistol through his door at Officer Rittner.