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Man accused of killing officer due in court

Posted at 6:39 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 07:40:23-05

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The defendant accused of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer who was serving a search warrant for drugs and weapons is due in court for a preliminary hearing.

The Milwaukee County court appearance for Jordan Fricke on Thursday comes a day after thousands said goodbye to Officer Matthew Rittner in a funeral service in suburban Oak Creek.

The 26-year-old Fricke is accused of shooting Rittner as his police unit executed a warrant for suspected illegal guns and drugs at a Milwaukee duplex last week. Fricke is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and maintaining a drug trafficking place. He has been jailed on $1 million bond.