UPDATED: Friday, September 28, 2012 --- 8:15p.m.
Release from Fitchburg Police Department:
The Town of Madison and City of Fitchburg Police Departments have been informed by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne that he has concluded his review of the police-involved shooting of Altreo J. Scott on September 2, 2012. After briefings by investigators, an inspection of the scene shortly after the incident, a review of summary reports, diagrams, and other evidence, District Attorney Ozanne concluded there is no potential criminal liability for Town of Madison Police Officer Jonathan Weaver and City of Fitchburg Police Officer Lucas Hale. No other information or comment is available at this time.
UPDATED Friday, September 7, 2012 --- 12:40 p.m.
From the City of Fitchburg Police Department:
The Town of Madison and City of Fitchburg Police Departments are releasing the following information regarding the police-involved shooting that occurred on September 2, 2012:
On September 2, 2012, at 12:01 a.m., the Fitchburg Police Department and Dane County Public Communications Center received calls from citizens about a male subject displaying a handgun, threatening people, and attempting to rob others at gunpoint. Officers responded to the scene and attempted to locate the suspect. A Town of Madison and a Fitchburg Police Officer observed the suspect at which time the suspect pointed a weapon at officers.
Based upon the observations of the officers and the threat posed to them by the suspect, the officers acted according to their training and shot at the suspect in an effort to prevent injury or death to themselves or others.
The suspect, Altreo J. Scott, received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident. Officers and other public safety personnel provided first-aid to Scott at the scene and Scott was transported to a hospital for treatment. As has been previously reported, Scott has been booked into the Dane County Jail.
The Town of Madison Police Officer involved was 31 year-old Jonathan Weaver. Officer Weaver has served as a police officer with the Town of Madison for 4 years, and previously with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office for 3 years as a deputy.
The Fitchburg Police Officer involved was 26 year-old Lucas Hale. Officer Hale has served as a police officer with the City of Fitchburg for 3 years.
At the request of the Town of Madison Police Department, the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was called to investigate the police-involved shooting. This information has not been released prior to today to allow DCI to conduct interviews and follow-up, and to allow all staff to have a formal debriefing of the incident.
Our agencies anticipate that DCI will present their investigation to the Dane County District Attorney and that additional details and information will be provided at the conclusion of the District Attorney’s review.
UPDATED Wednesday, September 5, 2012 --- 4:35 p.m.
From the Fitchburg Police Department:
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Town of Madison Police Department, the Fitchburg Police Department is identifying the suspect from the police-involved shooting that took place on September 2, 2012 as Altreo J. Scott, age 18, of Platteville.
Scott has been booked into the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of Attempted Armed Robbery, Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Possession of Marijuana.
The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the police-involved shooting incident and no other information is available for release at this time.
UPDATED Tuesday, September 4, 2012 --- 6:30 a.m.
The Town of Madison is confirming a Town of Madison Police Officer was involved in the officer-involved shooting at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Greenway Cross early Sunday morning.
The Town of Madison officer is on paid leave as per policy and standard protocol.
A Fitchburg police officer is also on paid leave.
Early Sunday morning officers shot and injured a man who allegedly had been brandishing a gun and accosting people. We're told the man's injuries aren't life-threatening.
UPDATED Sunday, September 2, 2012 --- 1:26 p.m.
TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Dane County say officers have shot and injured a man who allegedly had been brandishing a gun and accosting people.
Fitchburg police Lt. Chad Brecklin says the man's injuries weren't life-threatening.
Brecklin says Fitchburg police were dispatched just after midnight Sunday to investigate reports of a man displaying a handgun and trying to rob people or enter occupied vehicles.
A short time later Madison police were dispatched to a nightclub on similar reports.
Brecklin tells the Wisconsin State Journal officers confronted the man outside, "and it ultimately turned into an officer-involved shooting."
Police aren't aware of any other injuries from the incident.
The Fitchburg officer who fired has been placed on paid leave while the investigation takes place, which is standard protocol for such situations.
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.
Updated: September 2, 2012 -- 7:35 a.m.
According to Fitchburg Police Lt. Chad Brecklin, a Fitchburg officer fired at a suspect with a handgun early Sunday morning at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Greenway Cross.
Fitchburg officials say officers from their department, the Town of Madison and City of Madison were first on the scene around 12:30 a.m. They were called to the scene after reports of a man causing a disturbance. Multiple callers told police the man was threatening people with a handgun and possibly trying to steal vehicles near the bar called the Five Night Club, formerly known as Club 5.
According Fitchburg officials, one officer from the Town of Madison and another from Fitchburg confronted the suspect in the Fish Hatchery Road-Greenway Cross intersection. At some point, the Fitchburg officer then fired his weapon at the suspect. The suspect was wounded and later hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. He is facing tentative charges. No officers were injured in the incident.
The Fitchburg officer who fired at the suspect has been put on administrative leave, as part of the police department's standard procedure for all "officer-involved shootings." The Department of Criminal Investigation is now taking over the investigation.
Fitchburg officials were not able to release much specific information about the shooting. They weren't able to say whether the suspect had fired at the officers, whether the Town of Madison officer had also fired at the suspect, or confirm that it was a gunshot from the Fitchburg officer that eventually wounded the suspect. Town of Madison Police have not been available for comment so far.
Stay with NBC15 with the latest on this developing story.
Updated: September 2, 2012 -- 2:06 a.m.
Dane County authorities say there was an officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning outside a Madison bar on Fish Hatchery Rd. near the Beltline.
A male suspect is in custody and the public authorities say the public is no longer in any danger.
Authorities are not releasing any information right now about possible injuries, but multiple ambulances were on scene and NBC15 was on scene earlier and observed authorities treating a man who was injured following the shooting incident.
Updated: September 2, 2012 -- 1:30 a.m.
NBC15 crews were on the scene where multiple gunshots were reported on Fish Hatchery Road near the Beltline. NBC15 crews observed authorities treating one man who appeared to be injured following shooting incident. Authorities are not releasing any new information about the shooting at this time.
Posted: September 2, 2012 -- 12:40 a.m.
Dane County authorities say one person is in custody after multiple gunshots were fired near Club 5 on Madison's Fish Hatchery Road. That is near the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and the Beltline highway.
Officials were not able to confirm if anyone was injured in the incident yet. Authorities have blocked off much of Fish Hatchery Rd., and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.
We have a crew on the scene and will have the latest information as soon as it is available.