The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation of the shooting death in Madison of a man who allegedly charged police officers with a sword.
Three Madison police officers are on administrative leave, officials say.
Brent Brozek, 43, died after he was shot multiple times by more than one officer, according to Madison Police Department Spokesman Joel DeSpain. The shots were fired after Brozek charged at police twice with a large sword, DeSpain said.
Neighbor Justin Coenen?s balcony is about 150 yards from the scene at 947 Rockefeller Lane. �Coenen said he watched as law enforcement tried to negotiate with Brozek, who was barricaded inside his home.
?They just kept saying over and over again, secure your dog, put your weapon down, and come out with your hands up,? Coenen said.
Coenen said he watched as officers tried to take the house at around 9 p.m.