Madison on-duty officer shot on city's iconic State Street

NOW: Madison on-duty officer shot on city’s iconic State Street

Updated: 10/11/2021 09:15 AM 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Fitchburg man is in jail after he allegedly shot a Madison police officer.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that state investigators say the 19-year-old man shot the officer early Sunday on State Street, a pedestrian mall that links the state Capitol building with the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

They say police were trying to arrest the man when he man ran, fired a round and hit the officer in the arm and the leg. Investigators say the officer is expected to survive.

The alleged shooter was arrested and had a handgun.

He has open felony cases in Dane County for armed burglary and bail jumping as well as open misdemeanor cases of criminal property damage and being a passenger in a stolen vehicle.

Published: 10/10/2021 03:35 PM

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- For the first time in more than 20 years, a Madison police officer was shot in the line of duty on Sunday, Oct. 10.

It happened early Sunday morning on the city's iconic State Street.

The State Department of Justice says MPD officers were attempting an arrest in the 500 block of State Street when a suspect ran from police.

During the arrest, an MPD officer was shot.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway responded to the incident Sunday.

"Our thoughts are with the officer who was injured on State Street last night, the City is thankful for his service and we are wishing him a speedy recovery," Mayor Rhodes-Conway said in a statement. "The suspect is in custody and there is no continued threat to the community."

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