BCA identifies man shot and deputies involved in Pine City incident

The Minnesota BCA says the man shot by Pine County sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 21 was 70-year-old Leo Henry Hacker. They say he is still in the hospital receiving treatment.

Three deputies were involved in the incident: Boston Gilderman, Joseph Mishler, and Barry Sjodahl.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Gilderman fired his department handgun, and Mishler shot his department rifle. Sjodahl fired 40-millimeter “less than lethal” rounds.

Gilderman and Mishler are on standard administrative leave.

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According to the BCA, the deputies were near Hacker’s home the afternoon of Feb. 21 trying to serve a warrant. Authorities say he was wanted for felony second degree assault with a weapon, among other charges.

The deputies saw Hacker driving his pickup truck and ordered him to get out of the vehicle, a press release said. He allegedly backed the truck away from them then started pulling forward and to the left, which is when the deputies fired.

The three were wearing body cameras that recorded some of what happened. The BCA says its agents are reviewing the video as part of the investigation.

“BCA crime scene personnel did not recover any weapons from Hacker’s vehicle,” a press release read.

Once the BCA finishes investigating, they will send the findings to the Pine County Attorney’s Office for a charging decision.