Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin

By  | 
View Map

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Officials have released the name of a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, after police say he advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday identified the man as 41-year-old Michael William Schumacher, of Fitchburg. The office issued a statement saying preliminary autopsy results confirmed his death was a result of the shooting.

Police Chief Mike Koval says the man was shot Thursday night after police received a call about someone who was chest-deep in Lake Monona, flapping and acting oddly.

Police say the man emerged from the lake and broke into a home. Koval says the first officer on the scene was waiting for backup when the man approached the doorway from inside the house with a pitchfork.