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Schimel promises transparency in fatal shooting probe

Kyrisha Isom, left, weeps with Derrick McCann during a rally protesting the shooting death of Tony Robinson, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Robinson, an unarmed black 19-year-old, was fatally shot Friday by Matt Kenny, a white police officer, the Madison police chief said Saturday, March 7, 2015. Isom said she had been friends with Robinson for about 12 years. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

Kyrisha Isom (left) weeps with Derrick McCann during a rally Saturday in Madison protesting the shooting death of Tony Robinson. The unarmed black 19-year-old was fatally shot Friday by Matt Kenny, a white police officer, the Madison police chief said Saturday. Isom said she had been friends with Robinson for about 12 years. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general is promising a thorough and transparent investigation into the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old by a Madison police officer.

Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation were on the scene Saturday gathering information.

Police say the 19-year-old man was shot by an officer after a confrontation at an apartment Friday night. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Family members and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s office have identified him as Tony Robinson.

Attorney General Brad Schimel urged any witnesses or those that might have relevant photos or video relevant to contact the DOJ.

Schimel declined to provide any additional details on the shooting.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting because of a state law that requires police departments to have outside agencies investigate officer-involved deaths.

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