Wisconsin DOJ: Madison officer shot, hurt by fellow cop, not suspect

The Wisconsin Department of Justice said Monday that a Madison police officer was shot and injured by a fellow officer on Oct. 10, not the armed man they were trying to arrest.

The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation said in a statement that it’s still reviewing evidence. Police initially said the officer was injured by an armed 19-year-old Fitchburg man who ran from police as they were trying to arrest him on the popular State Street.

DCI says the man pointed a loaded handgun at the officers, but Madison Officer Keith Brown fired a shot that hit his colleague. The injured officer has since been released from the hospital. Another officer sustained minor injuries during the arrest, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

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The man later told an investigator that he ran from police because he didn't want to get caught with a gun while he was violating a curfew that was set in another case against him. His attorney has said client did not fire his gun or shoot anyone.


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