Prosecutors have officially filed charges against the man accused of shooting and killing Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner.
Jordan Fricke was charged Sunday with first-degree intentional homicide, along with felony weapon and drug charges in the fatal shooting Wednesday.
According to police, Fricke was being served a search warrant in regards for the illegal sale of drugs and guns.
The criminal complaint adds that officers announced their presence right before Fricke fired four rounds through a hole in a door that Officer Rittner had made with a battering ram. Rittner was hit in the chest and later died at a hospital.
When interviewed, Fricke claims he never heard anyone yell “search warrant”, but thought he did hear “police” and did not believe it was them trying to get inside.
Fricke’s girlfriend claims she heard the police announce themselves, and saw Fricke fire at the door.
Bond has been set at one-million dollars cash, and Fricke is expected to appear again in court Feb. 14 for a preliminary hearing.