Man in custody following fatal stabbing on Madison’s west side

Madison police are currently investigating a weapons violation that left two people injured Thursday night

MADISON. Wis, — An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday for the person who was stabbed to death on Madison’s west side.

Madison police were dispatched to a home along the 3000 block of Dorchester Way around 9 p.m. Thursday.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was treated and released at a nearby hospital, police said.

Police said the suspect came out of the house as the first officer arrived. Police pointed a gun at the suspect as he advanced toward a responding officer, according to Joel DeSpain, a spokesman for the Madison Police Department. Police said the officer put the weapon away once it became clear the suspect was unarmed. A taser was used on the suspect as he continued to advance toward police, DeSpain said.

The suspect lived in the house where the stabbing took place and those involved know one another, police said.

MPD is not identifying the victims at this time. The department will release more information after the medical examiner identifies the deceased.