Madison police cleared in woman's fatal shooting
- Associated Press
- June 9, 2014 - 5:15 PM
MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County district attorney's office has cleared Madison police who shot and killed an armed woman in her apartment last month.
District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Monday that 26-year-old Ashley DiPiazza was shot early on May 18 after she walked toward officers Justin Bailey and Gary Pihlaja while holding a gun to her head.
Ozanne says DiPiazza had ignored commands to drop the weapon before officers fired.
Officers had been called to the apartment on a domestic disturbance report.
The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1hKw5bq ) reports the district attorney's office found that the officers were justified in using deadly force.
© 2014 Star Tribune