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Shooting report sent to prosecutor

From staff reports

The Idaho State Police completed most of its investigation Friday into the Dec. 28 shootout in Hayden that killed a suspect and seriously injured a Coeur d’Alene Police officer.

The paperwork was sent to Kootenai County Prosecutor Bill Douglas.

Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson said the ballistics tests and toxicology reports have not been completed, but Douglas received the rest of the ISP investigation.

Douglas will determine whether any laws were broken when Deputies Kevin Smart and Justin Bangs shot and killed 39-year-old Michael Madonna. He was handcuffed but somehow escaped, ran inside his Grouse Meadows home, grabbed a loaded .357-caliber pistol and fired two shots.

Coeur d’Alene Police Officer Michael Kralicek was shot during the shootout and remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

Douglas could not be reached late Friday about how long he expects his review to take.

Douglas previously cleared Bangs for shooting and killing 33-year-old Frank Saucedo Jr. on June 18 in Rathdrum.

In that case, Saucedo refused deputies’ orders to drop his knife, withstood three shotgun beanbag rounds and continued advancing on a deputy when Bangs fired twice with a .223-caliber rifle.