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Police release new details about Madison stabbing victims, suspect

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UPDATE (WKOW) --  Police provided an update Sunday afternoon that previous information about the surviving victim was incorrect. The woman's son who was stabbed but made it out of the apartment is 20-years-old, not 16, as previously mentioned.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police say the preliminary investigation shows that the suspect in Friday's fatal stabbings on East Washington Avenue suffered from mental issues and had made previous threats to neighbors. However, the motive remains under investigation.

According to police, the suspect was a male in his 30's. He died at an area hospital after being shot by at least one police officer. The first victim was a Madison woman in her 50's. She was found dead in her home. The second victim, a Madison woman in her 30's, was the daughter of the first victim. She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.

The third victim was a 16-year-old male, the son of the woman in her 50's. The teen was able to get out of the apartment and summon help. He's currently in stable condition after suffering multiple stab wounds and is expected to survive.

The fourth victim was a four-year-old boy. He was not physically injured and is not related to any of the other victims. The woman in her 30's was babysitting the child and had brought him to the home.

Police say the suspect was a neighbor to the mother and her 16-year-old son and he forced entry into the home. The teenage boy was able to flee and get help.

A Madison police spokesperson tells 27 News two officers are on administrative leave, pending the investigation of the officer-involved shooting. New state law requires an outside agency to investigate. In this case that will be the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation. Police say it's still not clear whether both officers shot the suspect, but both were directly involved in the incident.

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