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Family: Shooting victim not perfect, but don't judge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The family of a 19-year-old black man shot to death by a Madison police officer says he wasn't perfect but he shouldn't be judged for his mistakes.

Tony Robinson was unarmed when he was shot by an officer Friday night. Police say Robinson assaulted and injured the officer, who was responding to a report of a man jumping in and out of traffic as well as a possible battery.

Robinson's uncle, Turin Carter, says Robinson "was a kid" who "did some bad things." But he says Robinson's desire for love led him to do some of those things.

Robinson pleaded guilty to an armed robbery last year.

Carter says Robinson's family believes an outside investigation will be fair, and people should respect police in protesting the shooting.
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