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BCA says man killed during encounter with deputy in St. Louis County shot himself

The incident happened Friday evening in a rural area west of Duluth.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a man who died during an encounter with a northern Minnesota sheriff's deputy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

The new details were announced Saturday, not long after the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the deputy involved in the incident "used deadly force while utilizing a canine to track" the man who was believed to have been involved in a carjacking Friday evening. 

"The medical examiner said Scott Michael Jordon, 34, of Duluth, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Jordon was not struck by law enforcement gunfire," the BCA announced. 

The BCA has confirmed that the deputy fired their gun, though no further information about the incident has been confirmed. 

According to the sheriff's office, Jordon was tracked into a wooded area northeast of the Saginaw Union Station after authorities say he carjacked a vehicle with a woman and her 16-year-old son still inside while they were parked outside the Super One Store in nearby Pike Lake. 

Jordon fled with the victims still in the vehicle before stopping in the parking lot of the Saginaw Union Station, then fled on foot. The woman and her son were not injured. 

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Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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