UPDATE: Shooting on Madison's West Side

Incident #2:

UPDATED Thursday, April 26, 2012 --- 11:33 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 04/25/2012 - 10:54 PM

Address: 1200 block McKenna Blvd.

Details: While officers were still investigating the weapons violation on Park Edge Dr., several citizens called 911 to report a second case of shots being fired, not far from the first scene. It was determined that someone fired a gun inside the hallway of an apartment building in the 1200 block of McKenna Blvd.

There was damage to some drywall, but no injuries or other property damage was reported. While the cases are connected in terms of time and proximity, it is not known whether they involve any of the same individuals.


Incident #1:

UPDATED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 --- 4:55p.m.

Release from Madison Police Department:

The preliminary investigation indicates that a17-year old Madison woman, Ms. Santaniece C. Phipps, is involved in an ongoing dispute with a 19-year old woman who lives in the Park Edge Dr. neighborhood. Prior to the gunfire, police believe Ms. Phipps drove with others to Park Edge Dr. with intent to confront the victim. Upon seeing the victim, Ms. Phipps allegedly got out of a car and struck the other woman multiple times while wearing brass knuckles. She (Ms. Phipps) then fled in one of the cars. Witnesses said its’ driver, who they identified as Mr. Dionte D. Burford, age 18, Madison, fired several shots from the driver’s side window into the air as he drove from the area. The getaway car was stopped on Allied Dr. Besides Mr. Burford and Ms. Phipps, there were two other passengers inside. One, Mr. Mykel L. Tate, age 18, Lansing, IL was arrested after investigating officers found a handgun in his pocket. The fourth man was taken into custody for a probation violation. the victim suffered cuts and bruises, but was not seriously injured. The investigation is continuing.

UPDATED Thursday, April 26, 2012 --- 6:45 a.m.

Information from Madison Police Department:

Four people have been taken into custody for a shooting on Madison's west side.

Dionte D Burford, 18-year-old black male, 1st Deg Recklessly Endangering Safety, Possession of Cocaine

Santaneice C Phipps, 17-year-old black female, Aggravated Battery, Disorderly Conduct While Armed

Mykel L Tate, 18-year-old black male, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Possession of Marijuana

Keith L Harris, 19-year-old black male, Probation Violation

Investigation revealed that during a fight between some females, others arrived and two vehicles fled the scene.

One occupant fired several shots, out the window, into the air.

No injuries as as result of gunfire.

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 --- 9:40p.m.

Information from Madison Police Department:

Incident Date:
04/25/2012 - 6:34 PM

6800 block Park Edge Dr

MPD responded to a report of several shots at this location. Investigation revealed that during a fight between some females others arrived and 2 vehicles fled the scene.

One occupant fired several shots, out the window, into the air.

No injuries as as result of gunfire.

MPD located both vehicles short time later and detained several individuals, recovering a handgun. Investigation continuing at this time.

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 --- 8:30p.m.

Information from Madison Police Department:

Around 6:30 Wednesday night, police responded to shots fired in the 600 block of Park Edge Dr. in Madison.

They found evidence of gun shots at the scene.

Police say there were some women fighting and one was injured, but not from a gun shot.

Two vehicles fled from the fight and police say the shots came from one of those vehicles.

Police located the suspect vehicle and have taken people into custody, believed to be involved in the shooting.

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