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Police chief responds to letter from shooting victim's family

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police Chief Noble Wray says he plans to personally respond to a letter sent to him by Emily Heenan, the sister of Paul Heenan. Paul was the Madison man shot and killed by a Madison police officer in November, in an incident that is still being reviewed by the Dane County District Attorney's Office.  
 
Chief Wray told 27 News today that he thinks it is important to answer Ms. Heenan's questions, but he plans to wait to say anymore until he hears from District Attorney Ismael Ozanne about the review of this case. Chief Wray says he has no timeline for how long that might be.
 
Police provided us with a copy of the letter, which you can read here

Chief Wray says he wants to be sure to answer all questions about the incident eventually, because he owes it to the public.

Heenan was shot and killed by Officer Stephen Heimsness, as the officer was responding to a burglary call.
 
Chief Wray later said it was not a burglary attempt, but a case of Heenan mistakenly entering the wrong house.
 
Police confirm Heenan was not armed when he was shot, but Chief Wray says Heenan was reaching towards Officer's Heimsness's gun when he was shot.
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