The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the person who died during an officer involved shooting incident on Friday, December 22, in the city of Gilbert. Jeffrey John Golnick, 40, of Chaska, died of gunshot injuries.
Additional information, including the names of officers who discharged their weapons, will be available once initial interviews with the officers and any witnesses to the incident are completed early next week.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident at the request of the Gilbert Police Department and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened Friday afternoon in the St. Louis County city of Gilbert.
At about 1:15 p.m. today, a St. Louis County sheriff’s deputy and a Gilbert police officer were attempting to locate an individual wanted on a warrant. They encountered a vehicle believed to be connected with that individual on the 100 block of Michigan Ave. W. in Gilbert. At one point, a subject exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
A foot pursuit ensued which ended in the north alley of the 100 block of Michigan Ave. W. At one point several shots were fired. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. The BCA has recovered a handgun at the scene.
The deputy was taken by ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The deputy was treated and released. The police officer was not injured, but was transported to Essential Health hospital in Virginia for evaluation and was released.
BCA agents are at the scene. The investigation is in its very early stages.
The name of the deceased will be released once the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey completes formal identification and family notification. Additional information about the incident, including the names of the law enforcement personnel involved, will be released when formal identification has been made and the first interviews are complete.
The BCA is conducting the investigation at the request of the Gilbert Police Department and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.