Deputy who fired gun after northern Minnesota carjacking identified

The deputy who fired his weapon after a carjacking in northern Minnesota last week has been identified.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Jason Kuhnly, a seven-year veteran of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, was the deputy that discharged his firearm during the incident on Friday.

BCA: Northern MN carjacking suspect fatally shot himself while fleeing from deputies

The sheriff’s office said 34-year-old Scott Michael Jordon carjacked a woman and her 16-year-old son at gunpoint just before 6 p.m. at the Super One in Pike Lake. He then ran away and, while in pursuit of Jordon, Kuhnly fired his weapon.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said Jordon died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and wasn’t hit by Kuhnly’s shot.

The BCA is leading the investigation.