UPDATE: One dead in officer-involved shooting in Madison

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say one person is dead following an officer-involved shooting.

No officers were injured in the shooting, which happened Saturday afternoon on the city's west side.

No other information was immediately available. Police say a report will be issued later Saturday.

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