$1M cash bond set in Milwaukee police killing

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A $1 million cash bond has been set for a Milwaukee man charged with killing a police officer during a drug raid on the suspect's home last week.

Twenty-six-year Jordan P. Fricke appeared in court Sunday after he was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the fatal shooting Wednesday of 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner.

A court commissioner found probable cause to hold Fricke for further proceedings. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, police announced their presence several times and said they had a search warrant during the raid, and an officer yelled "police" right before Fricke fired four rounds through a hole in the door that Rittner had made with a battering ram. Rittner died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Fricke remains in jail. His attorney, Michael L. Chernin, declined comment.

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2/10/2019 5:56:42 PM (GMT -5:00)