MPD names officer involved in shooting

The Madison Police Department said it was Officer Christina Hill who shot a knife-wielding suspect during an incident over the weekend.

Hill has been with the department since May of 2002 and is assigned to the MPD's North District. 

According to department policy, she is on administrative leave while the state Department of Criminal Investigation conducts an independent review of the shooting.

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One person was taken to the hospital late Saturday afternoon after being shot by a Madison police officer, according to a Madison Police incident report.

At approximately 3:55 p.m. Saturday, Madison police officers were called to the area of Upham St. and North St. regarding a disturbance call.

While on the way, they learned the person who made the call had been physically assaulted by the suspect.

Upon arrival, officers were informed that the suspect had left the area. As officers began to canvass the immediate vicinity and the suspect was spotted.

The suspect then fled from the officers on foot.

"He presented a knife and words to the effect of, 'It's you or me,'" Police Chief Mike Koval said. "At that point, as he began to advance with the knife, the officer used her firearm and fired one round. That stopped the threat. The officer immediately went into a rendering aid mode."

According to Koval, the suspect has a lengthy criminal record. In fact, he may be the suspect from an incident on Thursday on the west side involving a potential retail theft, battery, bail jumping and eluding an officer. 

The white male, 35 years of age, was rushed to a local hospital for what is believed to be a non-life threatening wound.

The officer involved in the shooting is a 16-year veteran of the madison police force. According to department policy, she is on administrative leave while the state Department of Criminal Investigation conducts an independent review of the shooting.

Watch the police news conference HERE or below.

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/39008704/2018/09/01/person-shot-by-madison-police

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