Officers’ names released in east side shooting
DCI releases names as part of continuing investigation
MADISON, Wis. — Names of the three officers involved in a shooting on Madison’s east side were released Thursday.
The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation says Officers Ryan Finnegan, Ryan Orvis and Scott Templeton remain on administrative leave after the May 17 shooting.
Brent Brozek, 43, died after he was shot multiple times by more than one officer, according to police. The shots were fired after Brozek charged at police twice with a large sword.
Traffic was shut down in the 900 block of Rockefeller Lane earlier in the day after Dane County deputies tried to serve Brozek an eviction notice. He refused to leave and gave deputies a reason to think he was armed, authorities said.
Law enforcement spent the day negotiating with Brozek, hoping to persuade him to leave the premises peacefully. Witnesses near the Rockefeller Lane scene said police were first heard on a voice amplifier at 11:20 a.m. ordering Brozek to come out of the home and drop weapons.
Police also said he had a history of mental health issues.
Authorities decreased their presence at the scene around 4 p.m. and said then that they did not believe Brozek was a threat. But neighbors said there was still tension.
Around 9 p.m., Brozek left his home brandishing a large sword. Police said they first fired non-lethal bean bag rounds, and then used deadly force when he charged at them a second time.
Officers at the scene performed compression-only CPR on Brozek; he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.