Officers Involved in Fatal Gilbert Shooting Identified; BCA Says Victim Shot First

Officers Involved in Fatal Gilbert Shooting Identified; BCA Says Victim Shot First Photo: KSTP

January 24, 2018 11:01 AM

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal investigation identified the two officers involved in a Gilbert shooting that left one man dead and injured one sheriff's deputy.

The BCA identified the officers at Deputy Derrick Deutsch, with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, and Officer Joseph Bradach, with the Gilbert Police Department.

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The two exchanged gunfire on Dec. 22 with Jeffrey Golnick, 40, of Chaska, who was killed during the incident. Golnick fired his weapon first, the BCA says, striking Deutsch.

On Dec. 22, Deutsch and Bradach attempted to locate the subject of a search warrant, when a man later identified as Golnick fled the suspect's residence on foot, and a chase ensued. The chase ended in an alley, where several shots were fired.

The BCA said Golnick was struck by a bullet and was pronounced dead on scene.

Deutsch's gunshot wound was not considered to be life-threatening.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Golnick had been the individual officers were seeking on a search warrant. He was not. 

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