NEW INFORMATION: Sheriff says man in Dane Co. attack was schizophrenic

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TOWN OF PRIMROSE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the man who was shot and killed after stabbing two Dane County sheriff's deputies had schizophrenia.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Friday the man was wearing a bullet-resistant vest when he attacked the deputies at a town of Primrose home where he was living with his mother and stepfather.

Officers fired bean bags and then used stun guns, pepper spray and batons before Deputy James Kelley shot the man.

The man was not identified. But the Wisconsin State Journal reports the sheriff says officers had numerous contacts with him in the past.

Deputy Roger Finch was released from UW Hospital Friday. Lt. Brian Hayes will remain hospitalized for a few more days.
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TOWN OF PRIMROSE, Wis. (AP) --Two Dane County sheriff's deputies are recovering from stab wounds suffered during an altercation with a suspect who was fatally shot.

The deputies responded to a residence north of New Glarus Thursday and found an elderly couple with significant injuries suffered in apparent beating. Sheriff Dave Mahoney says while the deputies were in the home they were attacked and stabbed by the son of the injured couple. A third deputy shot and killed the man.

Mahoney says the injured deputies were taken by helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison where one underwent surgery. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The homeowners who suffered injuries were taken by ambulance to a Madison hospital. Their conditions haven't been released.

The shooting will be investigated by an outside agency.


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