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Man dies after deputy uses 'deadly force' while tracking him with K-9 officer

The incident happened Friday evening in St. Louis County.

A man has died in St. Louis County after a sheriff's deputy used "deadly force" while tracking him after an alleged carjacking Friday evening.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was tracking a male suspect in a wooded area northeast of the Saginaw Union Station and "used deadly force while utilizing a canine to track the subject."

It's not clear at this stage what the "deadly force" comprised, and whether it involved the K-9 officer, with more details expected to be released at a later date by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating.

The sheriff's office said it had been called to a report of a carjacking by the man at the Super One Store in Pike Lake shortly before 6 p.m., with the suspect said to be armed.

Police say he carjacked a vehicle with a woman and her 16-year-old son inside, with the carjacking ending in the parking lot of Saginaw Union Station. He then fled on foot, with the victims able to call for help.

The woman and her son were not injured in the incident, and neither were any sheriff's deputies.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

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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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