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Wisc. coroner: 19-year-old shot by cops in head, torso

Scott Bauer
Associated Press

Madison, Wis. — A 19-year-old biracial man who was unarmed when killed by a white Madison police officer was shot in his head, right arm and torso, according to preliminary autopsy reports released Friday.

The report from the Dane County Medical Examiner did not say how many times Tony Robinson was shot on March 6, but said he died from “firearm related trauma.” The results of toxicology tests aren’t expected for several more weeks.

Robinson was fatally shot by police officer Matt Kenny after Kenny was summoned to a call that the young man was jumping in and out of traffic and had assaulted someone. Authorities said the officer heard a disturbance and forced his way into an apartment where Robinson had gone, and fired after Robinson assaulted him.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating the shooting; state law requires an outside agency to look into any fatal police shootings. Attorney General Brad Schimel has said he hopes to have the bulk of that investigation done and submitted to the local district attorney in two weeks.

There have been numerous peaceful protests of 1,000 people or more since the shooting. Robinson’s funeral was scheduled for Saturday.

A memorial for Robinson at the scene of the shooting still drew a few people Friday morning. Visitors have left flowers and mementos outside the apartment and scribbled notes on its walls.