DA to release if police cleared in Middleton workplace shooter

Published: Dec. 31, 2018 at 5:42 PM CST
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The Dane County prosecutor will announce next week whether any responding law enforcement officers will be charged for fatally shooting a software worker who opened fire on his fellow employees in September.

Middleton Police Chief Charles Foulke says Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne will release his findings Monday, Jan. 7.

Two Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies and two Middleton police officers were in a shootout with Anthony Tong inside WTS Paradigm's Middleton offices. 43-year-old Tong was fatally shot. Three people were seriously wounded in the attack but survived.

All four law enforcement officers remain on paid leave while the state Division of Criminal Investigation investigates, which is protocal. Under Wisconsin law, outside investigations are required for all officer-involved shootings.

Foulke said all four officers were interviewed by DCI investigators.