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UPDATED Tuesday, May 27, 2014 --- 4:35 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Dane County sheriff's deputies who killed a man during a struggle in a Town of Primrose home earlier this month won't face criminal charges.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday his office reviewed evidence and the officers who fatally shot Dean Caccamo acted appropriately.

The report outlines a scene in Caccamo's parent's home, where police say the man brutally beat his mother and stepfather.

The report says Caccamo pepper-sprayed an officer and grabbed a deputy's non-lethal shotgun.

An officer shot Caccamo and wounded the deputy who was fighting for his shotgun. The report says Caccamo then stabbed an officer trying to handcuff him. Another officer used a Taser that had no effect on Caccamo.

Caccamo died on the way to the hospital after the shot punctured his lung.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, May 27, 2014 --- 3:27 p.m.

The Dane Co. District Attorney says there is no criminal liability for the Dane Co. deputies involved in an officer-involved shooting in the Town of Primrose.

50-year-old Dean Caccamo was shot and killed by a Dane County deputy after he stabbed two other deputies in the legs.
The incident happened on May 1st.

“The deputies were responding to a call of multiple assaults with injured victims. In making contact with the suspect, deputies were sprayed with pepper spray and the suspect attempted to disarm a deputy,” Dane Co. DA Ismael Ozanne is quoted in a release. “Responding to that threat with deadly force is permitted under the law.”

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UPDATED Sunday, May 4, 2014 --- 1:10 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by a Dane County deputy last week after he stabbed two other deputies in the legs.

The medical examiner's office says 50-year-old Dean A. Caccamo of Primrose apparently died of a single gunshot wound.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney says Caccamo was wearing a bullet-resistant vest when he attacked the deputies Thursday at the home he shared with his mother and stepfather. The elderly couple had been severely beaten.

The deputies fired bean bags and also tried using stun guns, pepper spray and batons to try to apprehend him. Deputy James Kelley eventually shot him.

Mahoney says Caccamo had a history of mental illness, and that authorities had previous contact with him.

The two deputies who were stabbed are expected to recover.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Saturday, May 3, 2014 --- 7:09 p.m.

The Dane Co. Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed by police in the Town of Primrose stabbing as 50-year-old Dean Caccamo.

Officials say Mr. Caccamo was pronounced dead at the scene by a Med-Flight physician.

Preliminary autopsy results disclose that Mr. Caccamo died from a single firearm related injury.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 3:36 p.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff says the man killed after allegedly attacking deputies in the Town of Primrose was schizophrenic.

The incident happened Thursday. Sheriff Dave Mahoney says a recycling company driver saw a man and woman who lived at the home brutally beaten. The driver alerted authorities.

The man suspected in the beating was the victims' son.

Deputies entered the home looking for the attacker. When they found him, the Sheriff says the man stabbed both Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch. The attacker had reportedly grabbed Hayes's gun.

After several attempts to taze the man, the Sheriff says Deputy Jim Kelley shot him in the shoulder.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 11:40 a.m.

UW-hospital officials say the Dane Co. deputies injured Thursday in the Town of Primrose incident are listed in good condition.

Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch were attacked and stabbed. The alleged attacker was fatally shot.

The Sheriff will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. Friday on the incident.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 11:09 a.m.

TOWN OF PRIMROSE, Wis. (AP) -- Two Dane County sheriff's deputies are recovering from stab wounds suffered during an altercation with a suspect who was fatally shot.

The deputies responded to a residence north of New Glarus Thursday and found an elderly couple with significant injuries suffered in apparent beating. Sheriff Dave Mahoney says while the deputies were in the home they were attacked and stabbed by the son of the injured couple. A third deputy shot and killed the man.

Mahoney says the injured deputies were taken by helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison where one underwent surgery. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The homeowners who suffered injuries were taken by ambulance to a Madison hospital. Their conditions haven't been released.

The shooting will be investigated by an outside agency.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 9:50 p.m.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says at Thursday's officer involved shooting, the Officer Involved Shooting Protocol was initiated and investigators from the Sun Prairie Police Department, Madison Police Department, Fitchburg Police Department, and UW Police Department are leading the investigation with the assistance of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

The protocol is in response to a new law that requires outside police agencies to investigate officer involved shootings.
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UPDATED Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 6:19 p.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff says two deputies suffered stab wounds while responding to an incident Thursday in the Town of Primrose. The alleged attacker is dead.

The deputies responded to a home to check on the welfare of those inside. There had been a 911 call about an elderly woman who suffered a head injury. Sheriff Mahoney says that while the deputies were inside checking for other injured individuals, they were attacked.

One deputy opened fire. Mahoney says the attacker is now dead.

The deputies have been identified as Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch. Authorities have not yet released the name of the deceased.

Both deputies are in stable condition. Hayes had surgery and will be hospitalized for a number of days. Finch will be hospitalized overnight.
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UPDATED Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 5:22 p.m.

Dane Co. Sheriff's officials say one of the two deputies injured in Thursday's incident in the Town of Primrose has gone into surgery.

The Sheriff said earlier that the deputies were not shot in the incident, but still injured and were expected to recover.
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UPDATED Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 4:00 p.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff says two deputies were injured but not shot in a shooting incident in the Town of Primrose.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney spoke to reporters at the UW Hospital. He says he's received information that suggests the injured deputies will recover

He said there were shots fired at the incident and others were injured, but the two deputies that were injured were not shot.

Mahoney also said the deputies are veteran officers.

No on is in custody in the incident.
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UPDATED Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 3:12 p.m.
Posted Thursday, May 1, 2014 --- 2:36 p.m.

The Dane Co. Sheriff says two people, including a deputy, have been injured in a shooting incident in the Town of Primrose.

Dane Co. Dispatchers say there was a call for an incident on Hanna Rd. Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Dave Mahoney confirmed that a deputy was among the injured.

NBC15 has crews at the scene and will bring you updates as soon as they become available.


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