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Madison PD: Preliminary investigation shows cops justified in fatal shooting

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A preliminary investigation shows that Madison police officers were justified in shooting a suspect to death last Saturday.

Police Chief Noble Wray announced the early finding in the death of 59-year-old Charles Carll. The incident remains under investigation.

Police were called to a domestic violence complaint. Officers said they were told that Carll injured his wife with a knife, and was suicidal. When they arrived, the officers said Carll still had the knife, refused to obey the police commands, and failed to be subdued by a Taser stun gun.

Officials said Carll moved toward the officers when they shot him. It was later learned that the man’s wife was not hurt.

WKOW-TV in Madison said Carll worked for 31 years at the USDA’s Forest Products Lab as a research technologist. He kept volunteering at the lab after he retired in 2011.

Neighbors said Carll was also a dedicated participant in his community’s Neighborhood Watch program.