- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin’s attorney general is promising a thorough and transparent investigation into the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old by a Madison police officer.

Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation were on the scene Saturday gathering information.

Police say the 19-year-old man was shot by an officer after a confrontation at an apartment Friday night. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Family members have identified him as Tony Robinson.

Attorney General Brad Schimel urged any witnesses or those that might have relevant photos or video relevant to contact the DOJ.



Schimel declined to provide any additional details on the shooting.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting because of a state law that requires police departments to have outside agencies investigate officer-involved deaths.

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