Motorist shot by ISP trooper identified

Motorist shot by ISP trooper identified

Motorist shot by ISP trooper identified

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by KREM.com

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 8:34 AM

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho -- Authorities released new details Thursday about a shooting along Interstate 90 where an Idaho State Trooper killed a man.  

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Lt. Stu Miller identified the man as Alexander L. Mandarino, 26, from Whitefish, Montana.

An autopsy was completed Thursday on Mandarino. The toxicology reports will not be available for six to eight weeks according to deputies.

Authorities in Kootenai County are heading the investigation into what happened in Shoshone County on Wednesday. Miller said the ISP troopers who were involved have not been interviewed. Investigators have 72 hours to complete the interviews.

A Shoshone County Sheriff's deputy found a driver pulled off of Interstate 90 and asleep around noon on Wednesday. Investigators said the vehicle was parked near eastbound mile post 73. The vehicle had Montana license plates.

Officials said the deputy pulled over to check on the man with Idaho State Police as backup. The suspect had a gun with him, and there was a struggle according to authorities.  Investigators said that is when the ISP trooper shot the suspect.

The man who was shot was taken to Shoshone Medical Center where he later died.

Officials have not said how many shots were fired.

Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at (208)446-1300.

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