Officers Justified in Deadly Shooting

The Dane County District Attorney says two Madison Police Officers were doing what they had to do and were justified in shooting a man outside a Williamson Street gas station.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Chief Noble Ray said 45 year old Victor Montero–Diaz called police Wednesday morning around 8 am saying someone was trying to kidnap him.

When officers arrived, Monero–Diaz was locked in the bathroom. When police unlocked the door, Wray says Montero–Diaz started fighting with them.

Chief Wray says the officers tried doing everything they could to subdue the suspect, including using a teaser on him, but Montero–Diaz, who was attacking with a knife could not be controlled.

"They were unable to subdue or disarm the man, who continued to come at officers branishing the knife. Officer Kellogg drew and fired three rounds."

The two officers involved are Madison police veterans Kip Kellogg and Kirby Harless.

Chief Wray says the suspect was holding a knife over Harless when Kellogg shot him.


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