Police: Black Man, 19, Dies After Shot by Officer

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old black man died Friday night after being shot by an officer in Madison, authorities said.

The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital, Police Chief Mike Koval said. He did not know whether the man was armed, but said “initial findings at the scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have been used by the subject.”

Authorities have not released the 19-year-old’s name, but family members identified him to local media as Tony Robinson. The officer’s name and race has not been released.

The state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating this shooting as part of a 2014 Wisconsin law that requires police departments to have outside agencies probe officer-involved deaths.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that a crowd of people gathered at the scene Friday night…

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