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MPD investigates incident after officer hears gunshot

Madison police continue to investigate a reported shooting in downtown early Sunday morning.

Around 3 a.m., a Madison police officer heard a gunshot in the area of Basset and West Johnson streets, according to a release.

A preliminary investigation indicated there was an altercation between patrons at JD’s Restaurant. Police said a man allegedly displayed a pistol, the altercation moved out of the restaurant and that’s when the gunshot was heard.

Officers found a 27-year-old man in the area who was the victim of a battery that had happened during the incident, according to the release. The 27-year-old was taking to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Authorities believe the people involved in the fight knew each other and there is not a threat to the general public.

The man with the gun is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a muscular build and was bald. He was wearing jeans and a light blue fitted sweatshirt.

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WATCH: Studio offers an outlet for expression following Robinson shooting

Wheelhouse Studios on the UW campus is letting people use art to react to the police shooting of Tony Robinson.

It's community that's helping people cope with a death that's left an imprint with many. 

Wheelhouse Studios is in the Memorial Union. Anyone is welcome to stop by and make a reaction print through Friday at 6:29 p.m., when there will be a closing reflection. 

Family, friends keep Tony Robinson memorial going after shooting

Family, friends keep Tony Robinson memorial going after shooting

A friend of Tony Robinson’s said a cleaning crew was out at 1125 Williamson St. Thursday cleaning up what was left of the shooting scene, but family and friends plan to keep a memorial going.

“I'm surviving. It's the loss of a family member, someone you loved, someone you got to talk to, hug, laugh with, spend time with, converse with,” Melvin Ivy said. “It's hard to regenerate something you'll never be able to have again.”

Ivy, who is the uncle of some of Robinson’s best friends, spent most of his time outside Thursday, rearranging the makeshift memorial people had contributed.

Robinson was shot and killed by Madison police officer Matthew Kenny Friday night. Police said they were responding reports of to a man jumping in and out of traffic and a possible battery at the time.

Police said Kenny entered the residence Robinson went into and was allegedly assaulted by Robinson. That’s when, police said, Kenny fired his weapon.

Tony Robinson’s funeral scheduled for Saturday

The funeral for the 19-year-old killed during an officer-involved shooting last week has been set for Saturday at Madison East High School.

Madison police said that an officer responded to a report of a disturbance on Williamson Street on Friday night and that officer Matthew Kenny shot Tony Robinson after he allegedly assaulted Kenny. The shooting is under investigation by the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.

The GoFundMe page created to cover Robinson's funeral costs has exceeded its goal of $20,000. As of Wednesday afternoon the site had raised $20,200.

Visitation is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m., and the funeral is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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Madison public safety communications under attack, official says

Madison's public safety communications were under digital attack Wednesday afternoon, a city official said.

City of Madison Information Technology Chief Information Officer Paul Kronberger said attackers were disrupting communications from public safety, including police and fire comm devices. He said the department is working on the problem.

The attacks began about 1:15 p.m.

The cyberattack started Monday afternoon and continued Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kronberger said Tuesday the attack at times blocked or interrupted official communications involving the Internet, including email and some police and fire dispatch services.

Group organizes gathering to support police

A group is organizing a gathering at the State Capitol in support of Madison police after the shooting of a 19-year-old by a police officer.

The group plans to gather at the Law Enforcement Memorial near the Capitol at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson died Friday night in a confrontation with officer Matt Kenny, who was answering a call about a man jumping in and out of traffic. Police said the officer forced his way into Robinson's apartment upon hearing a disturbance, and once inside was assaulted and injured by Robinson.

Hundreds turn out to support police at Capitol rally

Hundreds of people gathered in support of law enforcement officers at memorial for officers killed in the line of duty.

The rally was organized through the Facebook group We Stand with the Madison Police Department.

People News 3 talked with said they want the truth to come out, but they are still sorry for the loss of Tony Robinson.

Ron Torrisi of Madison held an American flag at the event. He said he wanted to show his support for police amid criticism from some over the shooting.

But Torrisi said he is "very optimistic" Madison will not erupt in violence like Ferguson, Missouri.

Lori Schroedl, of McFarland, is married to a Madison police officer. She said she came to the rally because "everybody's lives matter."