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District attorney begins review of fatal police shooting

Timothy Nelson, of Oak Creek, Wis., places small flags in a bouquet near a squad car adorned with flowers as a memorial for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner at the Neighborhood Task Force police building in Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.  Police are collecting evidence at a Milwaukee home where a police officer was fatally shot while serving a warrant. Investigators say 35-year-old Officer Matthew Rittner was killed Wednesday as members of Milwaukee's Tactical Enforcement Unit served the warrant on someone suspected of illegally selling firearms and drugs. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Timothy Nelson places small flags in a bouquet near a squad car adorned with flowers as a memorial for fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner at the Neighborhood Task Force police building in Milwaukee on Thursday. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is beginning its review of possible charges against a man suspected of fatally shooting a Milwaukee police officer.

Sue Schrader, a DA spokeswoman, said on Friday that investigators have forwarded the case to prosecutors. Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Rittner was killed while serving a warrant at a south-side duplex on Wednesday morning. A 26-year-old man is in custody.

On late Thursday afternoon, a procession carrying Rittner’s casket made its way from the medical examiner’s office, past Miller Park where Rittner was married two years ago, and then on to a funeral home. Landmarks around Milwaukee, including City Hall and the Mitchell Park Domes, were lit in blue in Rittner’s honor on Thursday night.

The city planned to hold a vigil for Rittner at Clement Zablocki School Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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