DOJ: Madison officer shot, hurt by fellow cop, not suspect
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a Madison police officer was shot and injured by a fellow officer on Oct. 10, not the armed man they were trying to arrest.
The DOJ's Division of Criminal Investigation said in a statement Monday that it's still reviewing evidence.
Police initially said the officer was injured by an armed 19-year-old Fitchburg man who ran from police as they were trying to arrest him on the popular State Street.
DCI says the man pointed a loaded handgun at the officers, but Madison Officer Keith Brown fired a shot that hit his colleague.
The injured officer has been released from the hospital.