June 19, 2013 in Region

Law enforcement from fatal Lookout Pass shooting identified

From staff reports
 

The law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting near Lookout Pass last week have been identified as Shoshone County Deputy Adam Durflinger and Idaho State Trooper Todd McDevitt.

A release from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s office said both men have been interviewed but the investigation is ongoing. McDevitt has been with the ISP for approximately 10 years with a total of 16 years of experience in law enforcement. Durflinger has been with Shoshone County since June of 2012.

Alexander L. Mandarino, 26, of Whitefish, Mont., was shot and killed during a struggle over a gun June 12, the sheriff’s office previously reported.

Around noon that day, Durflinger went to check on the welfare of a motorist parked in an eastbound turnout about two miles west of the Idaho/Montana border. McDevitt stopped to assist.

The occupant of the car, later identified as Mandarino, was found to have a handgun. A struggle ensued, and the trooper fired his service weapon, striking Mandarino, the sheriff’s office said.

Mandarino was taken to Shoshone Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office, which is leading the investigation, at (208) 446-1300.


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