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MADISON, WI - MAY 13: Demonstrators organized by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition pass Tony' Robinson's home May 13, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6th after officer Matt Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 13: Demonstrators organized by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition pass Tony' Robinson's home May 13, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6th after officer Matt Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 13: Demonstrators organized by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition pass Tony' Robinson's home May 13, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6th after officer Matt Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 13: Demonstrators organized by the Young Gifted & Black Coalition pass Tony' Robinson's home May 13, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6th after officer Matt Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Andrea Irwin, the mother of Tony Robinson poses, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in Madison, Wis. In an interview, Irwin told the Associated Press that she has doubts about the investigation into the shooting and killing of her son by a Madison police officer Matt Kenny . Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday that he won't charge Officer Matt Kenny for shooting and killing Tony Robinson. Andrea Irwin says she doesn't think the authorities have released all of the facts regarding her 19-year-old son's death. She disputes Kenny's account of the moments leading up to the shooting. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval reacts to news that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny will not face charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Madison, Wisc. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
A family member holds a picture of Tony Robinson during a protest outside of the City Hall building on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The protestors were angry about the shooting of the 19-year-old Robinson, who was killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. The demonstrators also marched through the State Capital building during today's protest. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Andrea Irwin (C), the mother of Tony Robinson, marches in the streets with family members and supporters after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of her 19-year-old son Tony on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators take to the streets in protest after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Andrea Irwin (L), the mother of Tony Robinson, is comforted as she marches in the streets with demonstrators after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of her 19-year-old son Tony on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Demonstrators take to the streets in protest after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Andrea Irwin (C), the mother of Tony Robinson, listens to a prayer during a protest that followed Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announcement that there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of her 19-year-old son Tony on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 10: Demonstrators protest outside of the City Hall building on March 10, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The demonstrators were angry about the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson who was killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. They were also voicing opposition to the building of a new jail, stating the money would be better spent on social programs to help keep people out of jail. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 10: Demonstrators protest outside of the City Hall building on March 10, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The demonstrators were angry about the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson who was killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. They were also voicing opposition to the building of a new jail, stating the money would be better spent on social programs to help keep people out of jail. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 09: Demonstrators, most of whom are students who walked out of their classrooms today, protest outside of the City Hall building on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The protestors were angry about the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson who was killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. The demonstrators also marched through the State Capital building during today's protest. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 09: Friends of 19-year-old Tony Robinson walk past a chalked memorial etched on the street outside the home where he was killed on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. Robinson's death has sparked protests in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 09: Tony Robinson (L) and Andrea Irwin (C), the parents of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, comfort each other outside the home where their son was killed on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The young Robinson was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. Robinson's death has sparked protests in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 09: Demonstrators, most of whom are students who walked out of their classrooms, protest outside of the City Hall building on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The protestors were angry about the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who was black, by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. The demonstrators also marched through the State Capital building during today's protest. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 09: Tony Robinson (L) and Andrea Irwin, the parents of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, comfort each other outside the home where their son was killed on March 9, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. The young Robinson was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. Robinson's death has sparked protests in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval reacts to news that Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny will not face charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Madison, Wisc. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Demonstrators protest the shooting of Tony Robinson outside of the state Capitol Monday, March 9, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Robinson, 19, was fatally shot Friday night by a police officer who forced his way into an apartment after hearing a disturbance while responding to a call. Police say Robinson had attacked the officer. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
Ajanae Dawkins reads her poem during a protest of the the shooting of Tony Robinson outside the state Capitol Monday, March 9, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Robinson, 19, was fatally shot Friday night by a police officer who forced his way into an apartment after hearing a disturbance while responding to a call. Police say Robinson had attacked the officer. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Demonstrators take to the streets in protest after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Andrea Irwin (L), the mother of Tony Robinson, listens to speakers during a protest that followed Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announcement that there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of her 19-year-old son Tony on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Adrea Irwin, mother of Tony Robinson fights back tears at a press conference held by the Tony's family near where he was shot following the Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's announcement of no charges for Officer Matt Kenny in Robinson's death on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - MAY 12: Demonstrators listen to a prayer during a protest that followed Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announcement that there would be no charges filed against Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of her 19-year-old son Tony on May 12, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was killed March 6th after Kenny responded to a several calls claiming Robinson was acting disorderly and violent. Kenny claims he was assaulted by Robinson and shot him in self defense. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A makeshift memorial appears on display, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Madison, Wis., in remembrance of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who was fatally shot by Madison police Officer Matt Kenny on March 6. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
This undated photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows Tony Robinson. Robinson, an unarmed black 19-year-old, was fatally shot Friday, by Matt Kenny, a white police officer, the Madison police chief said Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin Department of Corrections)
Part of a makeshift memorial, foreground, lies by a hallway, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the apartment in Madison, Wis., where Madison police Officer Matt Kenny shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson on March 6. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
People protest Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Madison, Wis., following the death of Tony Robinson. Robinson, a 19-year-old black man, died Friday night after being shot by a police officer in an apartment during a confrontation. (AP Photo/Andy Manis) (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
People march Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Madison, Wis., following the shooting death of Tony Robinson. Robinson, a 19-year-old black man, died Friday night after being shot by a police officer in an apartment during a confrontation. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
This undated photo provided by the Madison Wisconsin Police Department shows Officer Matt Kenny. Tony Robinson, an unarmed black 19-year-old, was fatally shot Friday by Kenny, the Madison police chief said Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Madison Police Department)
MADISON, WI - MARCH 10: A visitor looks over a memorial outside the home where 19-year-old Tony Robinson was shot and killed on March 10, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. Robinson was shot by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny during a confrontation on March 6. His death has sparked several days of peaceful protests in the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer tended to be an impulsive risk-taker and faced a choice between a middle-class lifestyle and the gang world, according to court documents.

The file connected to 19-year-old Tony Robinson's conviction last year for armed robbery shows he was diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder and anxiety and depression. The documents were contained in a report by a state Department of Corrections agent.

Madison police officer Matt Kenny shot Robinson on Friday evening while investigating a call that the young man was jumping in and out of traffic and had assaulted someone. The officer heard a disturbance and forced his way into an apartment where Robinson had gone. Authorities said Kenny fired after Robinson assaulted him.

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The shooting is the latest in a series of incidents involving white police officers killing unarmed black men over the last year, including in Ferguson, Missouri, where officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. That shooting sparked weeks of unrest.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, who is white, has tried to strike a conciliatory tone with the city's black community, calling Robinson's death a tragedy and even going so far as praying with Robinson's grandmother in her driveway hours after the shooting. On Monday, he wrote on his blog that he was sorry Robinson died and hoped his family could find forgiveness in their hearts.

"The police are part of this community - and we share this sense of loss," Koval wrote.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain clarified in an email that Koval was not acknowledging any wrongdoing by Kenny or the department.

The state Justice Department's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the probe into the shooting because of a new state law that requires outside agencies to investigate officer-involved shootings. A Justice Department spokeswoman did not respond to an email Monday seeking an update. A final report is probably weeks or months away.

Preliminary autopsy results were not expected until midweek at the earliest.

About 1,500 protesters held a demonstration Monday in front of the state Capitol, chanting Robinson's name, "black lives matter" and "hands up, don't shoot." Many of the protesters were high school students who skipped class to join the rally.

"I think the fact he was black did lead to an unfair shooting," said 19-year-old Sedgwick Smith, a student at Madison Area Technical College. "If he would have been white, he wouldn't have been shot. Period."

The crowd moved into the Capitol, filling the rotunda. They chanted for about 40 minutes before heading back outside without incident.

According to a criminal complaint in the armed robbery, Robinson was among a group of five people who staged a home-invasion robbery in Madison in April 2014 looking for marijuana and money.

Police captured Robinson as he fled the apartment. He told investigators he carried a BB-gun pistol with him during the robbery and stole a TV and an Xbox 360 from the apartment. Judge Josann Reynolds sentenced him to three years' probation in December.

Family members refused Monday to answer a question about Robinson's diagnoses. At a news conference, uncle Turin Carter said Robinson wasn't perfect but should not be judged for mistakes.

"We don't think Terrell's a saint," Carter said, using Robinson's middle name. "He was a kid. He was a 19-year-old, and he did some bad things. But we all did when we were 19."

Carter also said Robinson's family believes the investigation will be fair, and he asked that people respect the police in their protests.

The robbery case file includes a letter from Robinson's grandmother, Sharon Irwin, to the judge. In it, she asks for her grandson to be sentenced to probation, saying he was just following his co-defendants' lead.

Robinson "is a great kid in between being a teen and a man," she wrote. "That is one of his issues. Impulsive. The other is being a follower."

His aunt, Loren Carter, wrote a note to the judge asking for mercy in sentencing. She said Robinson grew up poor without his father but was kind-hearted and intelligent.

Robinson's defense attorney, Michael J. Short, wrote to the judge that Robinson had taken special-education classes and had never been in trouble with the law before.

"He was an easy choice for the seasoned co-defendants to manipulate into participation," Short wrote. "He did not give any orders but just followed the instructions meted out by the other defendants."

Keith Wessel, a Madison family law attorney who said he was married to Robinson's grandmother for a time, wrote to Short in September and told him that he raised two of Robinson's uncles and knew Robinson from birth.

Wessel wrote that some branches of Robinson's family exposed him to a "chaotic environment." He did not elaborate but said Robinson faced a choice between a middle-class life and the "gangsta" path. He warned if Robinson went to prison on a felony charge he would continue toward the gangster world.

He said Monday he was shocked at the shooting. He said Robinson stood 6-foot-5 but was a "teddy bear."

"I can't imagine Tony is going to fight a cop breaking into his house," Wessel said. "I just don't see that as likely ... I really think we need to examine our police policies."

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