Officials have identified the man killed by a deputy in Vadnais Heights Sunday. Ramsey County Sheriff’s officers were responding to a suspicious R-V and car behind a gas station near Highway 61 and Interstate 694 at around 9:30 pm. Four deputies located 47-year-old Darren Jahnke in a parked R-V and a struggle ensued. Tasers were deployed, but were ineffective. Jahnke then allegedly disarmed one of the officers and Deputy Andre Rongitsch, a 12-year veteran, fired at Jahnke, striking him. Jahnke later died at the hospital. All four deputies have been placed on standard paid administrative leave.
The four deputies have been identified as Lisa Daly (with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years), Doug Haider (11 years), Sara Naglosky (four months), and Andre Rongitsch (12 years).