Troopers release details in fatal Kaltag shooting

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Kaltag man was shot and killed after he pointed a loaded shotgun at an Alaska State Trooper, investigators said Tuesday.

Kenneth Madros, 47, was killed Monday in Kaltag by Trooper Dane Gilmore, 32, of Galena, who was attempting to arrest Madros on a domestic violence charge.

Gilmore has been a trooper since September 1993. He previously worked in Fairbanks and Delta Junction.

Kaltag is a village of about 230 people on the Yukon River 75 miles west of Galena and 335 miles west of Fairbanks.

On Monday morning, Gilmore took a report from Kaltag that a woman had been assaulted and shot at by her highly intoxicated husband. He flew by chartered aircraft to the community.

Gilmore contacted Kenneth Madros at another home in the village and told him he was under arrest for assault, investigators said.

Madros physically resisted being arrested and ran. Madros went into a shed on his property, got a shotgun, chambered a round, and aimed the gun at the trooper, according to investigators.

Gilmore fired his service weapon, a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson, four times.

An autopsy performed on Kenneth Madros indicated that he was shot four times, twice in the chest, once under the left arm, and once in the left cheek.

Gilmore is on three days administrative leave and will be required to attend counseling before returning to active duty in accordance with department policy.

Troopers continue to investigate the incident.

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