Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and “aggressed” toward the officer with a pitchfork.

Police Chief Mike Koval says the department received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday about a man who was chest-deep in Lake Monona, flapping and acting oddly.

Koval says the man reportedly threw a rock into the window of a home from the water. He says the homeowners also called police and fled after they heard the man breaking items in the basement.

Koval says the first officer on the scene was waiting for backup when the man approached the doorway from inside the house with a pitchfork.

He says the officer fatally shot the man after he ignored orders to stop.

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