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Man found dead in Madison area lagoon was wanted in shooting

MONONA, Wis. (AP) — A man found dead in a lagoon in a Madison suburb after a police chase was wanted in a shooting that injured two people in April. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man whose body was found Monday in a Monona lagoon as 21-year-old Rodney Freeman Jr. of Madison. The Wisconsin State Journal reports preliminary autopsy results confirmed Freeman’s death was consistent with drowning. Officers began chasing the vehicle Saturday after suspecting it was connected to some violent crimes in Madison. The vehicle crashed into trees and the driver fled on foot. Officers used a tracking dog to help find the driver, but failed to do so Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating Freeman’s death as an officer-involved death. 

Associated Press

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