Man fatally shot by ISP trooper was questioned for 45 min.

Man fatally shot by ISP trooper was questioned for 45 min.

Man fatally shot by ISP trooper was questioned for 45 min.

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 1:34 PM

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) -- 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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