BCA releases name of deputy in officer involved shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the Cass County Sheriff’s deputy who fired his weapon during a March 8 officer involved shooting incident in Backus.

Deputy Mike Germain is currently on standard administrative leave, and has been with the Sheriff’s Office for seven years.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man shot by Deputy Germain as 57-year-old Keith Haux of Backus.

The investigation is ongoing, and the BCA says they’ll present their findings to the Cass County Attorney’s Office without recommendations.

Law enforcement responded to a residence in Backus Sunday on report of an intruder call.

When they arrived, Haux was approaching deputies on a residential street, armed with a weapon.

After repeated orders from deputies, Haux was shot multiple times.

Deputies then responded to the residence, where they found the body of 72-year-old Maynard Anderson, who was also shot multiple times.


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