MANDAN, N.D. -- Morton County State’s Attorney Allen Koppy has confirmed the identity of the man injured in an officer-involved shooting in Mandan.
He is Jared Galusha, 26, of Mandan. He was to appear Monday, Oct. 22, at the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan for a bond hearing in a criminal case from 2015, but did not. Instead, he will appear Tuesday, according to Koppy.
"We're trying to get him into court," Koppy said.
Galusha has several open criminal cases, but no charges appear to have been filed against him related to the Oct. 9 shooting in southeast Mandan.
Mandan Police Deputy Chief Lori Flaten declined to comment on what Koppy told the Tribune.
“We’re not releasing anything, and, so if you think you have something from someone else, whatever,” she said.
Bismarck attorney Kent Morrow, who is listed as Galusha’s public defender in other criminal cases, said he had not heard that Galusha was injured in the shooting. He declined to confirm or deny it.
Mandan police have released few details about the shooting. The officer involved has invoked Marsy’s Law, according to Flaten. She said she has “no idea” if the injured man has also invoked Marsy’s Law, which she previously said led police to withhold his name, due to uncertainty.
Officers of Mandan police and the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force sought to arrest the man on warrants before the shooting, when they netted him in a traffic stop on South Frontier Trail in Mandan near Sixth Avenue Southeast.
Galusha has been held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center since Wednesday. Flaten previously said the injured man was hospitalized after the shooting.
Police have not said what led to the shooting.
The officer involved is on administrative leave, per department policy, as the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation reviews the shooting.
North Dakota voters overwhelmingly passed Marsy’s Law as an initiated constitutional measure in 2016, inserting crime victim rights in the state Constitution.
The law has created uncertainty for police and prosecutors, leading to different interpretations of what to release as public information; however, state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released guidance in 2017 that said nothing under Marsy's Law protects victims' names.
The last officer-involved shooting in Mandan was April 14, 2017, when Sgt. Nick Pynnonen shot Ivan Wilson, 24, of Mandan. Before that, there was an officer-involved shooting in 2009.