Man shot by Middleton police charged with stalking

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man shot and wounded by Middleton police responding to a domestic abuse call.

Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Johnson of Fitchburg was charged Monday with stalking and 16 other charges.

The Wisconsin State Journal ( reports Johnson was wheeled into court, and bail was set at $85,000.

Johnson is still being treated for his injuries at UW Hospital. Court Commissioner Todd Meurer ordered that he remain in the hospital’s secure area.

Johnson was shot by a Middleton police officer on Oct. 4. According to the complaint, Johnson answered the door of his wife’s apartment carrying a sawed-off shotgun, which he started to raise toward the officer. The officer fired three times, hitting Johnson twice.

Johnson is charged with stalking for allegedly harassing his estranged wife.