Person of interest in homicide case on the run after pursuit on Madison’s east side

Published: Feb. 5, 2023 at 8:58 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A person on interest in a homicide case is on the run after a pursuit on Madison’s east side Sunday.

A release by the Madison Police Department said an off-duty officer spotted “a suspect who is wanted for serious, felony crimes” sitting inside of a car near the Panera Bread on East Springs Drive.

As officers approached the car, the report states that the suspect “drove off recklessly at a high rate of speed” and led police on a 20-minute chase.

The suspected abandoned their car in the 2800 block of Coolidge Street and ran away. Police spent the next hour checking homes in the area, but did not find the suspect.

MPD officials did not say which homicide case the suspect is a person of interest in.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Police at 608-255-2345. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or online at

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