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Incident Report for Case #2013-141681

Incident Type


Incident Date

05/17/2013 - 11:00 AM


900 block Rockefeller Lane


Madison Police Chief Noble Wray has made the decision to call in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation to assist with this investigation. Chief Wray thought this move prudent as the MPD is in the midst of a review of departmental policies and procedures as they relate to officer involved shootings.


The Madison Police Department continued to monitor the neighborhood of the attempted eviction tonight. Around 9:00 p.m., the 43-year old subject came out of the residence. Officers tried to engage him in conversation, saying they just wished to speak with him. He responded by brandishing a large sword. He charged at officers. They attempted to stop him by firing less lethal bean bag rounds. The subject then charged officers a second time and deadly force was used to stop the threat. Multiple rounds were fired by more than one officer. The officers immediately rendered aid by performing CCR. The 43-year old was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The Dane County Sheriff's Department had developed probable cause to arrest the man for resisting/obstructing after he ignored requests to vacate the property.

Last updated 05/18/2013 at 4:51 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain


Traffic has been shutdown in the 900 block of Rockefeller Lane at this hour. The Dane County Sheriff's Department was attempting to evict the 43-year old from a residence, but he refused to leave. The MPD is assisting the Sherriff's Department, and attempts to convince the man to come out peacefully are ongoing.  

Released 05/17/2013 at 11:34 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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