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UPDATE: Campuses react after shot fired


 Timeline of events from UW Police
 

-Report of shots fired on Langon St. at 6:27 p.m.

-UWPD sent out WiscAlerts beginning at 6:32 p.m.

-A suspect was initially believed to be headed west down the Lakeshore Path.

-Person of interest matching suspect description detained at 6:42 p.m. by UWPD. (Madison Police detained second suspect)

-Thorough search of campus from Lake Street to Lot 34 along the lakefront conducted.

- 8:50 p.m.: There was believed to be no ongoing danger to the campus community. Series of all-clear WiscAlerts sent.

-Anyone with information should call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

-Callers can remain anonymous.

UPDATED Thursday, September 19, 2013 --- 7:00 p.m.

Madison -- The moments after Wednesday's robbery were intense for two college campuses. While police searched outside, many decisions were going on inside.

An alert is played from hundreds of phones on the downtown Madison College Campus, and a text alert is seen by close to 42,000 people.

"When I got the call, my assumption immediately was that we had an active shooter, potentially an active shooter, and we were going to respond as such until we knew otherwise," said Chief James Bottoni, with Madison College Public Safety.

A campus on lock down, and another university close to it. After an armed robbery on Langdon Street.

"The only thing we knew, initially there was an incident involving a shot that was fired, or multiple shots, and one suspect was possibly moving towards university campus," said Marc Lovicott, with UW-Madison Police.

When it comes to safety, Chief Bottoni is the one dialed in during these situations.

"Although this was not an active shooter event, we treated it as such when it came to what was expected of the employees of that area," said Chief Bottoni.

A tactical search of the building. A 45 minute lock down, and multiple messages sent.

"The idea is to get our students faculty and staff bullet type of information that they can respond to immediately, and that's what we do with the text alert," said Chief Bottoni.

It's just a small look, at a big response, when something like this happens near a college campus.

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UPDATED Thursday, September 19, 2013 --- 2:23 p.m.

Madison Police have identified the suspects in Wednesday night's robbery near the UW-Madison campus.

Ramar Brown and Donte Hunter, both 17, have been arrested and tentatively charged with robbery.

Police say the robbery happened on W. Gilman St., and was drug related.

One gunshot was reportedly fired on Langdon St. shortly after the robbery.

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UPDATED Thursday, September 19, 2013 --- 12:52 p.m.

Madison Police say the robbery near the UW-Madison campus Wednesday night was drug related.

A gunshot was reported on Langdon St. shortly after the robbery, which happened on W. Gilman St.

Both suspects are 17-years old. Initial information was that one suspect was 18.

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UPDATED Thursday, September 19, 2013 ---- 5:12 a.m.

Two teenagers have been arrested after a robbery at gunpoint near the UW-Madison campus Wednesday night.

Police say they will release the names after Police Spokesmen Joel DeSpain has been notified.
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UPDATED Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 11:30 p.m.
Reporter: Phil Levin

Two people are in custody for questioning after gunfire near the UW-Madison campus Wednesday.

Madison Police say a 19-year-old was robbed at gunpoint on Gilman St. before 6:30 p.m. His backpack, keys and wallet were taken by two suspects who fled towards Langdon St. where at least one gunshot was fired. Police have not identified anybody injured in the incident.

Two teens were taken for questioning, aged 17 and 18, but police are withholding their names because they are not under arrest.

One of the suspects was found at an Observatory Dr. bus stop and may have waded into Lake Mendota and passed through Memorial Union while evading capture. Police say the other teen was found downtown.

Police found the stolen backpack with the help of K-9 officers but did not find a gun on either of the teens taken for questioning. The victim, who police say may be a Madison College student, is now believed to have been targeted by the suspects.

During the search for the suspects there was a heavy police presence near the downtown Madison College campus on N. Carroll St. after a police tip suggested one of the men may be inside. Nobody related to the robbery was found during a search of the building.

Police are still investigating whether the armed robbery Wednesday is related to armed home invasions and other recent and similar crimes in the Langdon St. area and Vilas neighborhood on the other side of campus.

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UPDATED Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 9:47 p.m.

Madison Police detectives have just learned this was not a random robbery, but was a crime targeted at this specific victim.

Thanks to police dogs, the stolen backpack has been recovered.
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UPDATED Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 9:25 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were told to stay indoors after a report of a shot fired.

Madison police were investigating a report of at least gunshot being fired on Langdon Street Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported.

UW-Madison Police say the suspect was last seen heading west on Lakeshore path in the direction of the Lakeshore residence halls. Campus police say it was not an "active shooter" situation but a search for a suspect.

Madison police detained two suspects -- an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old, both from Madison -- but they have not been arrested.

Police say a witness indicated a suspect may have fled into the downtown Madison Area Technical College. Officers searched the school but found no suspect.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 9:00 p.m.

Madison Police are releasing new details after a report of gunfire near the UW-Madison campus. 2 suspects are in custody.

Officers say a 19-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of W. Gilman St. around 6:20 p.m.

The victim was robbed of his backpack, wallet and keys by two suspects.

Detectives believe a friend or friends of the victim chased the suspects as they ran away on foot.

That chase led to Langdon Street, where police say one round was fired in the 100 block by one of the suspects.

It is not known if the bullet was fired into the air, or at someone. There are no reports of injuries.

One suspect was taken into custody by UW-Madison Police officers at a bus stop on Observatory Dr.

A second suspect was found by MPD officers near the intersection of Gilman Street and Henry Street.

At 8:45 p.m. UWPD advised the UW-Madison campus community that people no longer needed to stay inside. They asked people to avoid the Lakeshore Path area along Lake Mendota, and that there would still be police activity from Lake Street to Lot 34.

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UPDATED Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 8:51 p.m.

Madison Police say two teens have been detained after an armed robbery on Langdon St., where a shot was reportedly fired.

While the 17 and 18-year-old men are detained, they are not yet arrested.

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During the search for a suspect, a witness said one may have fled into the the downtown MATC campus (Madison College) at 211 North Carroll St.

The school has been searched by police officers and no suspect was found there.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 --- 8:40 p.m.

As Reported by our news partners WITI:

Madison Police confirms that officers are on scene and investigating shots fired call around 6:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Langdon Street in downtown Madison.

Information gathered suggests that the shots fired were part of an armed robbery, in which the victim chased after the suspect, prompting the suspect to fire at the victim.

Madison Police say that “100 percent”, this is not an active shooter scenario. They also say that this incident happened off campus, but the UW-Madison campus is just a block away from the area of the robbery.

WiscAlert released a description of the suspect as Male, black wearing black clothing with a black/white baseball cap, black jacket, and a dark backpack.


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