Madison police cleared in woman's fatal shooting

CREATED Jun 9, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County district attorney's office has cleared Madison police who shot and killed an armed woman in her apartment last month.

District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Monday that 26-year-old Ashley DiPiazza was shot early on May 18 after she walked toward officers Justin Bailey and Gary Pihlaja while holding a gun to her head.
   
Ozanne says DiPiazza had ignored commands to drop the weapon before officers fired.
   
Officers had been called to the apartment on a domestic disturbance report.
   
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the district attorney's office found that the officers were justified in using deadly force.