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'Lawful use of deadly force' in shooting Robinson MADISON nike slides Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting 19 year old Tony Robinson, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday. The March 6 shooting in the cramped stairway of a Near East Side apartment home was a lawful use of deadly force, Ozanne said, and happened when Kenny feared he could be knocked unconscious and disarmed by Robinson. Kenny told investigators he had entered a side door to 1125 Williamson St. after he heard "yelling and screaming" from the upstairs apartment, and feared Robinson might have been inside assaulting someone else. Police had been called to the home around 6:30 on the night of the shooting for multiple reports that Robinson was acting erratically and had battered several people. After Kenny had gone most of the way up the apartment steps, Ozanne said, the 12 year Madison police veteran told investigators Robinson confronted him, punching him in the side of the head and knocking him into a stairway wall. "Tony Robinson continued to aggress towards him, swinging at him," Ozanne said. Kenny told investigators that he "was rocked back and was losing balance on the stairs. He indicated he was afraid he would be struck again and lose consciousness, or hit his head falling backward on the stairs, and that his firearm would be taken and be used to shoot him and possibly the other person" Kenny believed was inside the apartment. Kenny then fired seven shots, Ozanne said, each of which struck the front of Robinson's body at close range. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of the lawful use of deadly police force, and that no charges will be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.," Ozanne said. The district attorney made his announcement in a 25 minute statement to reporters in Downtown Madison on Tuesday afternoon. He did not take questions from reporters afterward. Sweating visibly, Ozanne began nike y sizes the announcement with a direct appeal to Robinson's family. "I am so very sorry for your loss," he said. Recounting his own biracial identity and his mother's participation in the Civil Rights movement, Ozanne said he knew well the sting of discrimination. Robinson was black; Kenny is white. "I am the son of a black woman who still worries about my safety from the bias of privilege and violence that accompanies it," he said. "I am a man who understands the pain of unjustified profiling." Ozanne said, however, that his decision on the case was not "based on emotion," but instead on a mountain of evidence including 911 calls, officer statements, forensic evidence and dashboard camera video that captured part of the shooting collected by state investigators, and "the rule of law." He then laid out the most complete narrative yet of the controversial shooting that sparked days of peaceful protests and has led to calls from organizers for continued protests following Ozanne's decision Tuesday. The first 911 call on the night of the shooting came from Robinson's friend, identified by the teen's supporters as Javier Limon, who said Tony was "tweaking" and scaring his friends. "Tony is going crazy, he took shrooms or some type of drugs," the friend told a dispatcher. "Tony is acting insane right now." Others reported erratic behavior and that Robinson had battered two people. Toxicology tests confirmed reports from family members that Robinson had hallucinogenic mushrooms in his system, Ozanne said. When Kenny arrived at the scene, he heard a loud disturbance and believed someone else was upstairs being assaulted, so he drew his weapon and approached the door of the apartment. As he reached the top of the stairs, Ozanne said Kenny reported, Robinson punched him in the side of the head, knocking him into the wall and off balance. Kenny said nike shoes kyrie 3 he feared more blows and that he might be disarmed, so he fired. Kenny said he "did not know how he got to the bottom of the stairs," Ozanne said. Robinson was shot seven times, with each of the shots coming from close range and to the front of his body, Ozanne said. In a first reference to Kenny's squad car dashboard camera, Ozanne said video shows Kenny exiting the apartment building and firing a shot. John Loevy, the Robinson family's attorney, seized on that detail apparently revealed for the first time Tuesday telling the media the family had "more questions than you do." "That makes no sense why the police officer would be shooting from outside the building inside the building," Loevy said. The district attorney declined to take questions from reporters after making his announcement. Ozanne made his decision after reviewing a state investigation of the shooting. The Division of Criminal Investigation led the inquiry to comply with a state law requiring outside investigations of officer involved deaths. The shooting sparked days of emotional, peaceful protests in Madison, and put the city in the national spotlight of communities rocked by controversial police killings of black men. The teen's family members called last month for Kenny to face criminal charges, and had said they were losing faith in the investigation of his death.