Fatal officer-involved shooting in Vadnais Heights

Vadnais Heights officer-involved shooting

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. - A male suspect is dead and four Ramsey County deputies are on paid administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Vadnais Heights.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which is conducting the investigation into the fatal shooting, says Ramsey County Deputies were on routine patrol near Highway 61 and I-694 in Vadnais Heights around 9:30 p.m. when they noticed a RV and car parked on the street at 3250 Fanum Road that appeared suspicious.

Responding deputies located a man inside the RV and a woman inside the car. The BCA says during the encounter a deputy inside the RV fired their weapon, striking the man. He was rushed by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he later died.

There are no details yet as to why that deputy discharged his or her gun. 

"A white male was shot by a deputy and was transported to an area hospital and has since been pronounced dead," Ramsey County Sheriff's Sergeant John Eastham told reporters. "We know that four deputies were involved and they have been put on the standard paid administrative leave. We don't have the male identified at all."

The woman found in the car was interviewed and released.

The BCA says when the investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting is complete, the results will be turned over to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for review.


 

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