A 19-year-old teen was shot and killed Friday evening (March 6) after a confrontation with a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin. Initial reports say the teen, Anthony “Tony” Robinson, was unarmed.
Reports the New York Times:
Wisconsin police fatally shot an apparently unarmed African-American teenager on Friday, prompting dozens of people to protest at the site of the killing, according to police and videos published on social media.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters that an officer responded to a disturbance at around 6:30 p.m. local time and later forced his way into an apartment that the 19-year-old, who was also suspected of a recent battery, had gone into.
Koval said that a struggle between the suspect and the officer ensued and the teen was fatally shot, according to a recording of the news conference published by broadcaster WKOW.
”The initial finding at the scene did not reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have been used by the subject,” Koval said.
These circumstances—a cop and an unarmed Black man confronting each other and the latter ends up dead—are way too common.
Check out images from the scene and subsequent protests in the following pages.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Johnson