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UPDATED Tuesday, June 3, 2014 --- 2:36 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An internal investigation has cleared two Madison police officers in last month's fatal shooting of a knife-wielding suspect.

The Madison Police Department said Tuesday that Sgt. David McClurg and Officer Carlin Becker have been exonerated under the department's policy on using deadly force.

Police shot and killed Londrell Johnson on May 2. Authorities say Johnson broke into his neighbors' apartment and killed a mother and daughter. When officers entered the apartment, Johnson reportedly moved toward them with the knife in his hand. Police opened fire, killing Johnson.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne on Monday cleared the officers of any criminal wrongdoing.

Madison police say the two officers remain on leave but will be allowed to return to their regular duties.

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UPDATED Tuesday, June 3, 2014 --- 12:17 p.m.

Madison Police say the officers involved in a shooting May 2nd on East Washington Ave. will be allowed to return to their regular duties when they are ready

A sergeant and officer shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect that day. That man has been identified as Londrell Johnson.

The police department says the officers have been exonerated regarding the department's policy on the use of deadly force.

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UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 12:26 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police who shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Monday that after examining the evidence surrounding the May 2 killing of Londrell Johnson, there was no potential criminal liability for the two officers involved.

Ozanne's report says Johnson broke into his neighbors' apartment and killed a mother and daughter before police fatally shot him.

Ozanne says responding officers were told a man was inside attacking a family. When officers entered the apartment, Ozanne says Johnson "made a `grunt' or `exhale' sound as he moved towards them with the knife in his hand."

Both officers opened fire, killing Johnson.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says its own internal review of the shooting is ongoing.

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UPDATED Saturday, May 10, 2014 --- 3:08 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man whose mother and sister were fatally stabbed by a Madison neighbor this month says he has forgiven their killer.

Chad Grossmann tells WISC-TV the victims were both "just wonderful people." He recalled how his mother, Robin, loved birds and squirrels, and how his sister, Charity, loved to laugh.

The victims were killed May 2. Chad's teenage brother was injured and briefly hospitalized.

Madison police say Londrell Johnson stabbed the women, and still had the knife in his hand when an officer shot and killed him.

Chad Grossmann says he forgives Johnson, who was mentally ill and on medication. Grossmann says he blames the lack of funding to help support the mentally ill.

The funerals for Robin and Charity Grossmann were set for Saturday morning.

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UPDATED Tuesday, May 6, 2014 --- 2:42 p.m.

The Madison Police Department has released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly shooting last Friday. Both have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. That investigation is being lead by The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.

The two officers named today are Sgt. David McClurg and Officer Carlin Becker. Madison Police say McClurg joined the MPD in 1991, and Becker has been with the department since 2008.

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UPDATED Monday, May 5, 2014 --- 9:12 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The names of the mother and daughter stabbed to death Friday, and the suspect who Madison police shot to death at the scene, have been released.

The Dane County coroner released the names of the three people killed on Monday.

The dead suspect is 33-year-old Londrell Emone Johnson. One or more Madison police officers shot Johnson upon arriving at an apartment after receiving a 911 call. Johnson died after being transported to the hospital.

Police say he stabbed three people, including two fatally.

The coroner identified the victims as 57-year-old Robin Rae Grossmann and her daughter, 34-year-old Charity Rae Grossmann.

All three of the victims are from Madison.

Madison police are investigating the stabbings and the Department of Justice is handling the investigation of police shooting the suspect.

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UPDATED Monday, May 5, 2014 ---8:40 a.m.

The Dane County Medical Examiner has released the names of those who died in Friday's double homicide and officer-involved shooting on East Washington Ave.

34-year-old Charity Grossmann died at UW Hospital from homicidal edged weapon injuries.

57-year-old Robin Grossmann was pronounced dead at the scene. She also died from homicidal edged weapon injuries.

33-year-old Londrell Johnson died at UW Hospital from firearm related trauma, after being shot by police.

The case remains under investigation.

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UPDATED Saturday, May 3, 2014 --- 5:21 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say the man who fatally stabbed two people and injured a third before he was shot and killed by police had made threats to his neighbors in the past.

Police say Saturday that a woman in her 50s was killed Friday after the suspect forced his way into her apartment. Her daughter, in her 30s, also died from her injuries. The older woman's 16-year-old son was injured but survived.

Police say the 16-year-old was able to flee and get help.

The suspect was shot when police arrived. Police say he had mental health issues but the motive is unclear.

Police say the 30-something woman was visiting her mother, and brought along a 4-year-old boy she was babysitting. Police found the boy hiding in the apartment. He was uninjured.

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UPDATED Saturday, May 3, 2014 -- 2:32 p.m.

Madison Police are releasing more details on the stabbing incident on East Washington Avenue Friday.

Here is the full statement from the Madison Police:

"The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect had made previous threats to neighbors, and suffered from mental health issues. The motive for the violence is still being investigated.

The suspect was a neighbor to two victims: a mother and her 16-year old son.

The mother had a daughter in her home, who was visiting, and the daughter brought with her a 4-year old boy. She was the child's babysitter.

The suspect forced entry into their home.

The injured teen was able to flee and summon help, indicating a neighbor was stabbing his family. The teen suffered multiple stab wounds, but is expected to survive.

The MPD continues to investigate the homicides, and the attempted homicide, while the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the officer involved shooting.

The MPD is investigating a double homicide, and an attempted homicide, as three adults suffer apparent stab wounds inside a residence in the 2600 block of E. Washington Ave.

The MPD was called to the address after one victim made it outside and was able to summon help. Officers entering the home came upon a fluid and active scene that involved a knife-wielding suspect.

He was shot by at least one officer and transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

One homicide victim was found inside the home. A second died a short time later at a hospital. The victim who escaped was listed in stable condition.

As officers were conducting a protective sweep of the apartment, they found a young boy who had been hiding. He was not physically injured.

Names of the deceased will be released by the Dane County Medical Examiner.

The Department of Criminal Investigation is reporting that the individual who was shot by officers died at the hospital. There is no continuing public threat."

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UPDATED Saturday, May 3, 2014 --- 1:05 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say a suspect who stabbed and killed two people and wounded another before being shot by responding officers has died.

The police department said in a statement posted Friday night on its website that the person who was shot had died. The suspect had been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said earlier Friday that two of the people who were stabbed died and the third is in stable condition at a hospital.

DeSpain said there appeared to be some sort of dispute between neighbors but police don't have a clear motive for the stabbings.

The stabbings took place Friday afternoon in an apartment along Madison's main thoroughfare. Police blocked off the area, snarling traffic in the state capital.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 -- 10:00 p.m.

Aaron Hempen says once his kids are old enough for school, they're moving away.

"I'm worried because when I was a kid I could go outside and play, and they can't go outside here and play by themselves," he said.

Today's stabbings and shooting, right across the street from where Aaron frequently sits on a doorstep, only prove his point.

His wife Leila basically walked in to the chaos this afternoon.

"I was driving home from lunch, and I pulled in East Washington on to Union Street, and I saw this guy standing out in the street screaming and waving for help," she said.

She said it didn't take long before squads arrived and police tape went up.

"The next thing I know there was a bunch of cops who showed up, three fire trucks, and they were all going up the back door."

Leila said that the building where it all went down has had it's fair share of problems in the past.

"There were always shady people who were living in the apartment above it."

Sarah Cherrix, who lives down the street, couldn't agree more.

"There's folks that aren't from our street going up and down it, parking on our street, talking to each other, and lots of stuff going on in that particular building," she said.

"I've got little ones in my house and it's gut-wrenching just to see something outside your door like that," Sarah added.

Two people had died after a stabbing and officer-involved shooting in an apartment on Madison's east side Friday afternoon.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 4:59 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police have shot and seriously wounded a suspect in the stabbings of three people in a Madison apartment.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the suspect has been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

He says two of the people who were stabbed have died and the third is in stable condition at a hospital.

DeSpain says there appeared to be some sort of dispute between neighbors but police don't have a clear motive for the stabbings.

The stabbings took place Friday afternoon in an apartment along Madison's main thoroughfare. Police blocked off the area, snarling traffic in the state capital.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 4:22 p.m.

Madison Police say two people are dead after Friday's incident on East Washington Avenue. A third person was injured. The suspect was shot by police and is hospitalized.

One person was found dead at the scene. The other died at the hospital. The third victim that was injured was taken to the hospital. The suspect is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A police spokesperson says it appears there was some type of dispute between neighbors.

All of the victims are adults. A child was in the apartment at the time, but is ok.

DCI is handling the officer-involved shooting investigation.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 2:20 p.m.

Madison Police say several people were taken to the hospital with apparent stab wounds after an incident Friday on East Washington Ave.

Police say there is no threat to the community.

The incident closed E. Washington Ave. in both directions from Johnson to First Street. Our reporters on the scene say that police are letting traffic through now.

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UPDATED Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 1:51 p.m.
Posted Friday, May 2, 2014 --- 1:12 p.m.

Part of E. Washington Ave. is closed in both directions as Madison Police investigate a report of a stabbing.

The call came in for an incident in the 2600 block of E. Washington Ave. Dispatchers say E. Washington is closed from Johnson to First St.

Dane Co. dispatch says there are reports of multiple injuries. Police confirm that several people were taken to the hospital with what appear to be stab wounds.

Police say there is no threat to the community.

Madison school officials say that there are no school lock downs in the area right now, but students will not be going outside for recess.

NBC15 has a crew at the scene. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.


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