Authorities: Man killed by deputy disarmed another officer

Published 7:33 am Friday, April 21, 2017

VADNAIS HEIGHTS — Authorities say the man fatally shot by a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy in Vadnais Heights had struggled with officers and disarmed one of them.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says four deputies entered a suspicious RV after talking with the driver last Sunday night. Two deputies used their stun guns after a struggle started with the driver, identified as 47-year-old Darren Jahnke.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Jahnke was able to disarm one of the deputies and another deputy shot Jahnke.

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The BCA says the deputies were not wearing body cameras. Video from the deputies’ squad cars is being analyzed.