Racial tensions rise between police and community after unarmed black teenager killed
Madison, WI (CNN) - Racial tensions boil over in Wisconsin, after a white police officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teenager.
Racial tensions rise again between the police and a community, after a white officer shoots and kills an unarmed black teenager.
A large crowd gathered for a vigil in Madison, Wisconsin, Sunday night.
The first protest started the night of the shooting.
Protesters: "Black lives matter! Black lives matter!"
Protester: "I'm hurt. I'm frustrated. I'm angry."
A march outside the Wisconsin state capitol followed. A police officer shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson.
Robinson was not armed. His death sent shockwaves through the community.
Protester: "Look at the pain in these young people's eyes. They keep losing friends."
Protester: "He shot a child dead, and the reason this community won't blink is because he looks the way he does."
Robinson's mother says he was a father figure to his younger siblings.
Andrea Irwin / Mother of Tony Robinson: "My son has never been a violent person -- never -- and to die in such a violent, violent way is...it baffles me."
Unidentified officer: "Shots fired. Get an ambulance. At least one."
In recordings of dispatch the day of the shooting, obtained by CNN affiliate WKOW, the dispatcher describes allegations of Robinson yelling, jumping in and out of traffic, and hitting one of his friends.
Dispatcher: "I got another call for the same suspect: went inside (address redacted), tried to strangle another patron."
Police say Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year veteran of the department, responded to an apartment in Madison, where he could hear a commotion inside. The officer forced his way inside. Police say Robinson assaulted Kenny, who drew his gun and fatally shot Robinson.
Chief Mike Koval / Madison Police: "He was unarmed, and that's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, for the public to accept, to understand ... that deadly force had to be used."
Under Wisconsin law, an outside agency investigates officer-involved shootings. That investigation is underway.
Public records show 19-year-old Tony Robinson had a criminal history.
The Wisconsin state journal newspaper first reported on those records.
Court documents show Robinson pleaded guilty in December to armed robbery, which happened earlier in 2014.