Man shot by ISP trooper questioned for 45 mins

Man shot by ISP trooper questioned for 45 mins

Man shot by ISP trooper questioned for 45 mins

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM

KELLOGG -- A Montana man who was shot and killed by an Idaho State Police trooper last month had been questioned by law enforcement officers for 45 minutes before grabbing a handgun, starting a struggle that ended with the shooting.
 
Shoshone County Deputy Adam Durflinger and Trooper Todd McDevitt responded on June 12 for a welfare check at an Interstate 90 turnout just west of Lookout Pass.
 
An investigation by the Kootenai County sheriff's office found 26-year-old Alexander L. Mandarino of Whitefish, Mont., wouldn't give officers a solid answer as to why he was driving his roommate's car with license plates for a vehicle registered to Mandarino.
 
Mandarino then got in the car on the passenger's side and grabbed a gun. McDevitt shot Mandarino in the chest as Durflinger struggled with Mandarino over the weapon.

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