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Wisconsin Shooting: Tony Robinson Shot by Police in Head, Torso, Upper Body

Robinson Jr. 19, had been acting erratically the night he was shot, police say, jumping in front of cars and then forcing his way into a Madison home.
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The unarmed 19-year-old fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin, police officer one week ago was struck in the head, torso and upper body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr.'s cause of death was a firearm-related trauma, the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Robinson's toxicology reports are still pending following the March 6 shooting that sparked protests over allegations of excessive force. Madison police say they were responding to complaints of a man jumping in front of cars and assaulting someone. Robinson forced himself inside of an apartment, where veteran Officer Matt Kenny pursued him and ended up shooting the Sun Prairie High School graduate, authorities said. Kenny has been placed on administrative leave.

Robinson's funeral is scheduled for Saturday. His death remains under investigation by Wisconsin's Division of Criminal Investigation, the Madison Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.


— Erik Ortiz