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UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in shooting in Madison

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man killed Thursday night in a shooting in Madison.

He is identified as 41-year-old Michael William Schumacher of Fitchburg.

The Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy on Schumacher was performed Friday. Preliminary results show Schumacher died of firearm-related trauma.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The state has now taken over the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Madison.

As of about 6:00 a.m. Friday, the Division of Criminal Investigation has been on the scene where the fatal shooting took place in the 1300 block of Morrison Street. DCI is a division of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  

Madison police officers are also still on scene keeping the area secure. Baldwin Street between Morrison Street and Rutledge Street is blocked off this morning while investigators do their work.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Police Chief Mike Koval says the suspect in a home break-in is dead after an officer-involved shooting.

This all happened around 9 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 1300 block of Morrison Street. Chief Koval says two 911 calls came in -- one from neighbors and one from the owners of the home that was broken into. The chief says neighbors reported seeing someone chest-deep in Lake Monona, acting oddly by slapping the water and talking to himself. Koval says neighbors reported the man also threw a rock through a window of the home.  

Koval says the homeowners reported that someone was in their house and they could hear things being smashed. The chief says the homeowners said everyone who was inside got out safely and they gave police the okay to go into the home.

Chief Koval says the first arriving officer was waiting for backup when the suspect approached him at the threshold of the door, while holding what Koval described as a pitchfork-like tool. The chief says the officer told the suspect multiple times to put down the tool and keep back, but the suspect did not listen to commands. Koval says the suspect kept "aggressing" toward the officer until the officer felt compelled to shoot the suspect.

By that time, other officers arrived on scene and began administering first aid. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Chief Koval described the suspect as a white man, but did not release his name.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is now taking over the investigation.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Jim Palmer of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association confirms to 27 News that staff members are responding to a shooting that involved a Madison police officer.

Palmer says he is not aware of any injuries to any officers.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Police in Madison were called to a report of a residential break-in and shots being fired on the city's near east side Thursday night, according to the Dane County 911 Center.

It happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of Morrison Street, which is near the intersection with S. Baldwin Street. The Dane County 911 Center says someone was taken to the hospital.

Our crew on Morrison Street says police chief Mike Koval is on scene. We are waiting to hear from him about what happened.

Investigators with the state Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation are on scene, as are members of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association's field and legal staff, per the WPPA Facebook page. 

We will bring you the latest developments on this breaking news story right here on WKOW.com.

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