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Police say man shot by officers had knife

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Madison police say a man killed in a confrontation with officers was armed with a knife.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say a man killed in a confrontation with officers was armed with a knife.

Assistant Chief John Davenport says the officers were told the man had cut his wife and was suicidal. He says they confronted him and tried unsuccessfully to stun him with a Taser. He says the man ignored commands and continued acting aggressively to the officers, so they opened fire.

Authorities later determined his wife was not injured.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police have not yet disclosed how many officers responded, how many fired their weapons, how many times he was shot, or in which parts of the body. His name has not been released.

Davenport says the officers were placed on paid leave as standard procedure. None of the officers was injured.

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Madison officer-involved shooting 3rd in 9 months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say officers were responding to a report of a man with a weapon in an incident that ended with the shooting death of a male subject.

Sgt. Mike Hanson says the incident began shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the city's west side when several officers responded to scene. After an engagement, he says, there was an officer-involved shooting, and the subject was killed. He says none of the officers involved was injured.

The investigation is continuing, and the Dane County district attorney's office has been notified.

The incident was the third in nine months in which a Madison police officer has shot and killed someone in the line of duty.

AP-WF-08-18-13 1723GMT


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