Man, Officers Identified In Little Falls Fatal Shooting

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the man who died after a standoff with police late last week in Little Falls.

Thirty-seven-year-old Patrick Glenn Jeske, of Little Falls, died of blood loss as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner.

According to preliminary autopsy results, none of the wounds were self-inflicted.

Authorities received a call shortly after midnight on Dec. 30 reporting that Jeske had a gun and was suicidal. Police located Jeske leaving a residence in northeast Little Falls. When officers attempted to stop him, he pulled into a driveway and emerged from his vehicle with a shotgun.

A preliminary investigation stated that Jeske ignored the officers’ orders to put the weapon down. Two Little Falls police officers and two Morrison County sheriff’s deputies then fired at Jeske. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two officers involved from the Little Falls Police Department were identified as four-year veteran Officer Jon West, 30, and four-year veteran Officer Joshua Burgardt, 28.

The two officers involved from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office were Dep. James Paschelke, 37, who’s worked there for six years and Sgt. Shawn Larson, 35, an 11-year veteran.

All are on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, which is standard procedure.


One Comment

  1. Mr Unbelievable says:

    Amazing how they can put a 500 pound bear to sleep with a tranquilizer gun, but they need to kill the deranged man with the shotgun.

    1. John says:

      If a bear was holding and pointing a shotgun at me I’d not be using a tranquilizer gun on him either!!!! if you are willing to shoot a deranged man holding and pointing a shotgun at you with a tranquilizer I’m sure there is many police forces willing to call you the next time!!!

  2. Bear hunter says:

    A 500 lb bear is’nt aiming a shotgun at officers.

  3. Support your local law enforcement says:

    Mr Unbelievable sounds like an armchair quarterback who watches too much tv or probably hates cops because they keep catching him in the act of being stupid.
    God bless the four law enforcement officers, for their lives changed forever in a split second.
    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics
    are always so certain of themselves,
    but wiser people so full of doubts.”

    – Bertrand Russell

  4. Please remember to have compassion says:

    Please, let’s all remember that the man who was shot had family and friends who are mourning his loss. No one chooses this type of situation in life. Please have some compassion and think twice before you post anything. Thank you.

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