“Officer-involved critical incident” in Madison sends one to hospital

Published: Feb. 3, 2022 at 8:41 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2022 at 4:45 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred during rush hour Thursday morning near the park-and-ride location on Madison’s east side.

In a mid-day update, the Sheriff’s Office stated it would lead the investigation into what the Madison Police Dept. previously described as an “officer-involved critical incident” near the intersection of American Parkway and East Park Blvd. A Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Elise Schaffer explained the shots were fired as state and local law enforcement were attempting to arrest someone around 8:20 a.m.

“It’s a multi-jurisdictional effort and as they were attempting to make an arrest shots were fired,” Schaffer said. “Ultimately, everything is safe at this point. Nobody was killed in this incident thankfully and things are safe right now.”

Previously, the Madison Police Dept. reported its officers and agents with the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation were engaged in the effort. That report was later amended to note that no Madison police officer fired their weapon during the incident.

The suspect suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said. Neither the police department nor the sheriff’s office released the suspect’s name nor gave the reason for the arrest.

”The most important thing to know right now is that the situation is done and we have a suspect,” Schaffer said. “He’s been taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”

Shaffer pointed out that no Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office members were involved in the incident.

Anyone with information about it is asked to call the Dane Co. tip line at 608-284-6900.

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