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Attorney: eyewitness disputes police in officer-involved shooting

MADISON (WKOW) -- An attorney for the family of the man fatally shot by three Madison police officers Aug. 17 tells 27 News the victim's wife disputes the police version of what happened to her husband.

Police officials says 59-year old Charles Carll was armed with a knife when officers arrived at Carll's home on Hammersley Road. Authorities say Carll refused to obey police commands, and could not be subdued with a taser, before officers opened fire.

"Mrs. Carll's eyewitness account of the shooting is very different from the account released to the public," attorney Jeff Scott Olson tells 27 News.

Olson says no more information on the observations of Carll's wife, Chung-Hsin Chen, will be released at this time.

Dane County 911 Communications Center Operations Director Paul Logan tells 27 News Chen placed a 911 call just prior to the shooting. Logan says 911 Center personnel mistakenly dispatched to officers Chen had been stabbed, although she was unhurt. Logan says information logged into a computer by a call-taker was interpreted by the dispatcher as a stabbing.

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