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WEST ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Police say investigators have found the car sought in the shooting death of a police officer in Minnesota.

St. Paul police announced the finding in a tweet late Wednesday afternoon. The message did not say where the car was found.

Police say Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was shot about 12:20 p.m. after pulling over a car just past the city border in West St. Paul in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He died later at Regions Hospital.

Patrick, a 19-year veteran, is the first police officer slain in the line of duty in Mendota Heights, a St. Paul suburb of about 11,000.

Police are looking for a suspect, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr.

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