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Protests follow fatal police shooting of unarmed 19-year-old

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town's streets with chants of "Black Lives Matter" following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted.

The city's police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

Tony Robinson died Friday night after being shot in his apartment following a confrontation with Officer Matt Kenny, who had forced his way inside after hearing a disturbance while responding to a call, authorities and neighbors said.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval on Saturday said Kenny was injured, but didn't provide details. It wasn't clear whether Robinson, who died at a hospital, was alone.

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