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Thu., June 13, 2013, 3 p.m.

Man shot by Idaho trooper identified

The man shot by an Idaho State Police trooper on Interstate 90 near Lookout Pass Wednesday has been identified.

Alexander L. Mandarino, 26, of Whitefish, Mont., was shot and killed during a struggle over a gun, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office reported. An autopsy was performed Thursday but the results are not yet available, a news release said. Toxicology reports will not be available for six to eight weeks.

A Shoshone County sheriff’s deputy responded around noon on Wednesday to check the welfare of a motorist parked in an eastbound turnout about two miles west of the Idaho/Montana border.

An ISP trooper also stopped to assist.

The occupant of the car, later identified as Mandarino, was found to have a handgun. A struggle ensued and the ISP trooper fired his service weapon, striking Mandarino, the release said. More here.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.