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Family, friends mourn young Wisconsin man shot by police

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Friends and family are remembering a 19-year-old biracial Wisconsin man fatally shot by police as a friendly, funny person who liked to play basketball and are hoping his death will bring change that might prevent other young men of color from suffering the same fate.
  
At least 1,000 people packed a Madison high school field house and spilled into a secondary gym on Saturday for Tony Robinson's funeral, where family requested no outward signs of protest. A few mourners wore t-shirts saying "Black Lives Matter" but people who brought signs to the funeral were politely told to put them away.
  
Robinson, also known as Terrell, died March 6 after what Madison police say was a confrontation in which he assaulted the officer. A preliminary autopsy showed Robinson was shot in his head, torso and right arm. The autopsy did not say if he was facing or turned away from the white policeman, who was identified as 45-year-old force veteran Matt Kenny.
  
Robinson's death was the latest in a string of shootings by police nationwide that have heightened racial tensions.

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