Man identified in officer involved shooting

The Dane County Medical Examiner has identified the man shot and killed in an officer involved shooting on Madison’s west side.

The man was Charles G. Carll, 59, of Madison. The Madison Police Department said officers believed Carll had cut his wife with a knife.

The shooting happened Saturday at 3:22 p.m. at 5214 Hammersley Road on Madison’s west side.

Three officers, Alex Bol, Adrian Alan, and Ed Marshall were involved in the shooting and none of them were injured, officials said. The officers are on paid administrative leave.

Bol started with MPD in February 2008. Alan started with MPD in May 2008. Marshall started with MPD in May 2004.

Dispatchers sent police to a domestic disturbance and told officers Carll was outside, suicidal, and still had the knife, Sgt. Mike Hanson said.

Police deployed a Taser on the suspect, which was not successful, police said. Carll ignored the officers’ verbal commands and advanced towards the officers, prompting the shooting, Hanson said.

Officials said they learned later that the wife was not injured.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, according to a release. The district attorney has been to the scene of the incident and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is observing the investigation of the incident.


Police reopened the 5200 block of Hammersley Road at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, after more than a day of investigating the scene.

City property records indicate Carll and Chung-Hsing Chen have owned the home for more than 15 years. The couple was living at the home, neighbors said.

Police haven’t released the name of the man officers shot.

Madison police took the lead on the investigation, breaking from the department’s decision after a May incident in which officers shot and killed Brent Brozek on the city’s east side. Police brought state investigators in to lead that case.

Saturday’s shooting was Madison’s third officer-involved shooting since November 2012.