Trooper shoots and kills Kaltag man

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Kaltag man was shot and killed Monday by an Alaska State Trooper responding to a report of domestic violence.

Kenneth Madros, 47, was killed after he reportedly brandished a firearm at the trooper. The trooper's name will not be released for 24 hours in accordance with agency policy.

Troopers received a call at about 10:40 a.m. that a woman in the village of about 230 people on the Yukon River had been beaten and shot at by her husband. The Interior village is 335 miles west of Fairbanks.

A trooper flew to Kaltag from nearby Galena. Upon arrival at the home, Madros brandished the firearm and was shot, said Tim Despain, a trooper spokesman. Madros was reportedly intoxicated at the time.

Despain said the woman was injured but did not require immediate medical attention.

Troopers from Fairbanks and technicians from the state crime lab have gone to Kaltag to help in the investigation.

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