UPDATE: Idaho State Police Officer Shoots Motorist On I-90
UPDATE: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has completed the interviews with both officers that were involved in the shooting on I 90 at Milepost 73. The Shoshone County Deputy involved is Deputy Adam Durflinger and the Idaho State Trooper is Trooper Todd McDevitt.
At this time the investigation is still on-going and there is no other information available.
UPDATE: The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has
released the name of the suspect in Wednesday's shooting incident.
Alexander L. Mandarino, age 26 from Whitefish, MT was the individual
involved in the incident. His family has been notified.
An autopsy was performed Thursday afternoon; results are not
available at this time. Toxicology reports will not be available for 6-8
**Press Release From Kootenai County Sheriff's Office**
Detectives from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office are currently in the process of interviewing both the Idaho State Police Trooper and the Shoshone County Deputy that were involved in the fatal shooting that occurred on I-90.
There is no further information expected to be released today as the interviews will take some time.
On June 12, 2013 at just before 12:00 PM, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office responded to Interstate 90 at about milepost 73, about 2 miles west of the Idaho/Montana border, to check the welfare of a motorist parked in an eastbound turnout.
Once the deputy arrived on scene, an Idaho State Trooper stopped to assist. During the contact with the occupant of the car, he was found to be in possession of a handgun. A struggle ensued and during the struggle, the ISP Trooper fired his service weapon, striking the male.
The suspect, a white male in his twenties, was transported to Shoshone Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. At this time, the male hasn't been positively identified. An autopsy will be scheduled at a later time.
The multi-agency Critical Investigative Team was requested for the investigation, with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office being the lead agency. Both the trooper and deputy are on administrative leave per their department protocols. They were not injured in the incident.
If anyone traveling on I-90 witnessed the incident, they are asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at (208)446-1300. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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