Veteran WI Officer Shoots Unarmed Teen

(AP)-Madison’s police chief says the 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by an officer was unarmed.

Chief Mike Koval also said Saturday that the officer who shot Tony Robinson was previously involved in a shooting but was cleared of any wrongdoing because it was a “suicide by cop-type” situation.

Koval identified the officer as 45-year-old Matt Kenny and said he has more than 12 years of experience and was the primary responder.

The previous officer-involved shooting was in 2007.

Police say Kenny shot Robinson on Friday night after Robinson assaulted the officer.

Koval said it wasn’t clear whether Robinson was alone.

Koval also asked for protesters to follow the request of Robinson’s family for protests to be peaceful.
 

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