A 19-year-old black teen was shot dead Friday by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The shooting has since sparked protests including a sit-in at Madison City Hall.
A family spokesman said the deceased, Tony Robinson, was a graduate of Sun Prairie high school.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said an officer responded to reports of a man walking in traffic and hitting pedestrians, local media reported.
According to NBC News, Koval said the officer followed the man to a residence, where he attacked the officer. During the confrontation the officer drew his weapon and shot the suspect.
The officer performed CPR on the suspect, who was taken to a hospital but later died. Koval said the Division of Criminal Investigation will lead a probe into the shooting.
More than 100 protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting, according to witnesses and reports, with video showing the crowd chanting: “Who can you trust? Not the police.”
“He was a loving and caring young man according to his grandmother,” family spokesman Michael Johnson said on Facebook.
Johnson said Robinson wanted a business degree and that he was about to attend the Milwaukee Area Technical College.