St. Paul, MN ( - A manhunt came to an end Wednesday night for a man police say fatally shot a Mendota Heights Police officer during an afternoon traffic stop. The West St. Paul Police Department took 39-year-old Brian George Fitch Sr. into custody just before 8:30 p.m. Both Fitch and an unidentified woman were shot in a shootout with police. They were taken to Regions Hospital. Fitch is accused of shooting 47-year-old Scott Patrick, who had been with the department since 1995. He later died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Officer Patrick leaves behind a wife and two teenage children. "He was a very dedicated police officer. A family man who absolutely adored his children," said Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener. Written by Kevin Jacobsen Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail