Mandan Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting “Justified”

Prosecutors say Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen "tried everything in his power to stop'' the shooting from occurring

 

MANDAN, ND — A prosecutor has concluded that an officer-involved shooting in Mandan was justified.

A Mandan Police spokesman says the shooting death of ex-Marine Ivan Wilson was a tragic example of an officer trying to avoid pulling his gun.

He said Sgt. Nickolas Pynnonen “tried everything in his power to stop” the shooting from occurring.

A former classmate of Wilson’s says friends and family are questioning whether police could’ve tried harder to talk to him because he might have posed a greater danger to himself than police.

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