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Police say the man had a knife, refused to drop it and charged towards officers. The officer then shot the man, who died at the scene. Officers say they provided medical assistance until paramedics and fire personnel could get there.
The three responding officers and the woman involved weren't hurt.
The officers are now on administrative leave as per department policy.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the incident.
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation said, "The BCI will conduct a thorough review of the officer's actions as quickly as possible but this will take some time to complete. It is anticipated that the investigation will be completed within 30 days. Once the investigation is completed, the BCI will report its findings to the county state's attorney. We will not make further comment until the investigation of the officer's actions is completed."
She also said the BCI is helping investigate the crime, but the Mandan Police Department remains the lead agency with jurisdiction over the investigation.
Indian Country Today Network reports that Ivan was a Native Marine Vet shot & killed Apr 14 by Morton County/Mandan ND Police. He served in Afghanistan and was 24 years old. There are multiple conflicting reports loose in local media about his murder. Somewhere from 1-3 officers are on leave