The Latest: Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Officials have released the name of a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, after police say he advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the man as 41-year-old Michael William Schumacher, of Fitchburg. The office issued a statement saying preliminary autopsy results confirmed his death was a result of the shooting.

Police Chief Mike Koval says the man was shot Thursday night after police received a call about someone who was chest-deep in Lake Monona, flapping and acting oddly.

Police say the man emerged from the lake and broke into a home. Koval says the first officer on the scene was waiting for backup when the man approached the doorway from inside the house with a pitchfork.

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2 a.m.

Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and “aggressed” toward the officer with a pitchfork.

Police Chief Mike Koval says the department received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday about a man who was chest-deep in Lake Monona, flapping and acting oddly.

Koval says the man reportedly threw a rock into the window of a home from the water. He says the homeowners also called police and fled after they heard the man breaking items in the basement.

Koval says the first officer on the scene was waiting for backup when the man approached the doorway from inside the house with a pitchfork.

He says the officer fatally shot the man after he ignored orders to stop.

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