SPOKANE, Wash.--Authorities released new dash cam video leading up to a trooper shooting and killing a suspect on i90 on June 12, 2013.
Kootenai County investigators found Alexander Mandarino posed immediate danger to authorities. They said Mandarino grabbed a gun while officers were questioning him during a welfare check on Lookout Pass.
A trooper fired his gun at Mandarino. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The confrontation began when a deputy told Mandarino that his car’s appearance and plates did not match up. Mandarino said the car belonged to his friend.
Idaho State Patrol trooper Todd McDevitt arrived minutes later and continued to question Mandarino. McDevitt headed back to his patrol car while Mandarino had a friendly conversation with the deputy.
McDevitt, the deputy and Mandarino returned to the car 15 minutes later. That is when Mandarino got into the passenger side of the car and grabbed a gun.
“You make any attempt to go towards that pistol, it will be the last thing you ever do... Nope, nope. Do you understand me?” said Trooper McDevitt.
Mandarino is then shot and died later at a nearby hospital.
KREM 2 News is told that some of Mandarinos’ relatives have filed a lawsuit.