Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Madison, Wis.

Nov 28 2021

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident (OICI) in the city of Madison, Wis. that occurred on the afternoon of Sunday, November 28, 2021.


This afternoon at approximately 1:40 p.m., Madison Police officers responded to a residence on Secret Garden Drive for a call of an armed suicidal man inside the home with another person possibly in danger. Once on scene, officers encountered the armed person inside the residence and attempted efforts to subdue the subject but those proved ineffective. During the encounter, a Madison Police officer discharged their weapon, and the armed man fired his weapon, taking his own life.


No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.


The involved officers from the Madison Police Department have been placed on administrative assignment, per department policy.


There is no danger to the public at this time.


DCI is leading this investigation and are assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Dane County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.


Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.