Updated: Sept. 29, 8:51 a.m. | Posted: Sept. 28, 3 p.m.
Authorities have identified the man struck and killed by a Ramsey County deputy's squad car last week, as well as the deputy involved.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said 48-year-old Troy Allen Engstrom of Shoreview, Minn., died of multiple blunt force injuries at HCMC last Wednesday.
Ramsey County Deputy Donald Rindal, a 22-year law enforcement veteran, is on standard administrative leave.
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said after the incident that deputies were helping Mounds View police respond to a domestic assault at a hotel, where someone had fired a gun.
When officers and deputies located Engstrom about a mile away, he allegedly shot at them, hitting both Mounds View and Ramsey County squads. Rindal then used his vehicle to strike Engstrom, pushing him through a wooden privacy fence. No officers were injured.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the deputy's use of force.
Court records show that in July, a hospital had asked a judge to have Engstrom civilly committed as mentally ill and chemically dependent.
MPR News reporter Tim Nelson contributed to this report.
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