MADISON (WKOW) --Madison Police have released new information regarding the incident that lead to an officer involved shooting in the 5200 block of Hammersley Road Saturday afternoon.
Police say they responded to a domestic call shortly after 3:00 pm. Dispatch told officers that a husband had cut his wife in the stomach with a knife. Dispatchers later told officers to be aware that the husband was outside of the house, was suicidal and was still armed with the knife.
Responding officers engaged the man and deployed a taser, but officials say it was unsuccessful. The subject ignored verbal commands from the officers and moved towards them in an aggressive manner. Police on scene then decided to deploy deadly force. The husband was shot and killed by officers at the scene.
Officials say it was later revealed that the wife was not injured in the incident. As of 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon, police were still at the scene. Police say the investigation is still ongoing at this time.
The officers who were involved in the incident are considered "veteran officers" on the department. They have all been put on administrative leave. Officials say it's department procedure to put officers on leave after they have been involved in a critical incident such as this.
The District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and the Dane County Sheriff's Office both visited the scene of the incident on Saturday. They are both observing the Madison Police Department's investigation.
Police say more details should be released on Monday.
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