Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old resident of Madison, Wisconsin, was shot and killed by local police Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year veteran on March 6, 2015. According to Madison police chief Mike Koval, Kenny followed Robinson into an apartment after reports of a disturbance where an altercation ensued resulting in the unarmed Robinson being shot. Robinson died later in the hospital.
In the days following Robinson’s death Andrea Irwin, Robinson’s mother, faced threats of having her home vandalized. Irwin stated “I have not said a thing about the man who shot my son. I don’t know what happened and until I know I know the truth, I won’t say anything. I’m afraid now for me and my children to even be at home because people are being hateful towards me for what I have supposedly done.”
The details of the shooting are still under investigation.