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Victim's family seeks legal counsel

Published On: Nov 15 2012 09:19:53 PM CST
HEENAN, PAUL

Paul Heenan, 30, of Madison

MADISON, Wis. -

The family of the man killed in a shooting with Madison police is hinting at legal action.

The Heenan family has hired attorney Jeff Scott Olson, who will gather information and interview witnesses. He will advise the family about their options once his investigation is complete.

"One thing that's been of interest to me as I get reports hither and yon about the police investigation is that they seem to be going to great lengths to discredit Mr. Heenan in one fashion or another,” said Olson. “That troubles me a little bit, and it will be interesting to see what emerges."

According to police, 30-year-old Paul Heenan was shot by Officer Stephen Heimsness on South Baldwin Street last Friday after dispatch initially received a call for a burglary in progress.  When the 15-year veteran arrived on the scene, Heimsness reportedly saw Heenan fighting with his neighbor.  Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said Heenan  approached Heimsness yelling and swearing, and then reached for his gun.  That’s when Heimsness fired three shots at Heenan, killing him, police said.

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