The man who was fatally shot by an Idaho State Police trooper during a welfare check near Lookout Pass has been identified as Alexander Mandarino, 26, of Whitefish, MT.
Mandarino's vehicle was pulled off the side of Interstate 90 in an eastbound turnout approximately two miles from the summit of Lookout Pass when a Shoshone County Sheriff's deputy reported to the scene on a welfare check. As he was pulling up, an ISP trooper also pulled in to assist the deputy.
When they made contact with Mandarino they realized he had a handgun in his possession. There was a struggle ensued and the trooper fired his weapon at Mandarino, hitting him.
Mandarino was taken to Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg where he succumbed to his injuries.
An autopsy on Mandarino was performed Thursday, but results are not available at this time. A toxicology report will not be available for up to two months.
Both officers involved in the incident were not injured and have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard following an officer-involved shooting.
The shooting is being investigated by the Critical Investigative Team, which is being led on this incident by the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.
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