Sunday, July 3, 2016

Man Killed In Police Shooting Identified; Madison Officials Place Responsibility On Behavior, Police Procedures

By Madison, July 01, 2016 

Mayor Paul Soglin and Near East Side leaders offered drastically different responses Friday to the Marquette Neighborhood’s third officer-involved shooting since late 2012.

Michael William Schumacher, 41, of Fitchburg, died at a local hospital after being shot by a Madison police officer Thursday night outside a home in the 1300 block of Morrison Street, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Few other new details emerged about the investigation Friday. But neighborhood concerns over whether calls to Madison police would result in fatalities were met by the mayor’s call for education on how people should behave when dealing with law enforcement.

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