Police Justifed In Little Falls Shooting Death

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An investigation determined that officers who shot and killed a man in a standoff in Little Falls, Minn. last December were justified in their actions.

Patrick Glenn Jeske, 37, was killed on Dec. 30, 2010, after police got a call that he had a gun and was suicidal.

While police attempted to stop him and confront him, Jeske pulled into a driveway, emerged from his vehicle with a shotgun, and was shot by police.

In reviewing the case, Morrison County Attorney, Brian Middendorf, and Crow Wing County Attorney, Don Ryan, determined that the “lethal force was justified” and no charge will be pursued against the officers.

Two Little Falls officers and two Morrison County deputies were the ones that fired their weapons at Jeske. They were put on paid leave during the investigation, a standard procedure.


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