Dangerous suspect in Town of Madison shots fired incident still at large

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 6:31 PM CDT
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Authorities reported one of two suspects in a Town of Madison shots fired incident is still at large after a shooting that happened on Sunday in the 2100 block of Rimrock road.

Town of Madison Police said the victim, a 24-year-old man, was chased by two suspects in a gray Toyota who “had a beef” with him.

The victim pulled into a parking lot where he believed surveillance cameras would be outside, with the suspect vehicle right behind him. The shot fired was caught on tape and obtained by the police department.

The victim got out of his car and started running away when a shot was fired hitting the door post where his head would have been had he stayed in the car. The shot was fired by a second suspect sitting in the passenger seat of the Toyta.

On Monday, April 2nd, police set up surveillance on the suspect vehicle after it was located. Around 3:25 p.m. officers watched the driver of the vehicle get in and leave. Officers tried to stop the vehicle but the suspect would not stop.

Officers then chased the suspect because of the violent nature of the crime. Speeds during the chase reached 100 mph on the westbound Beltline and Whitney Way.

When the suspect neared Whitney Way, officers stopped the chase. However, when the suspect left Whitney Way, they hit a curb which caused two of their tires to deflate.

The suspect pulled into a Hy-Vee parking lot, left the car and started running away on foot. He entered the store but was chased out by officers and then arrested.

When arrested the suspect did not have a gun on him and was taken to the Dane County Jail and booked for a Parole Hold.

Officers are still trying to locate the suspect who fired the gun.

While this was a targeted shooting and not a random act of violence, the suspect is still on the loose, considered armed and dangerous, and is willing to use deadly force against people he has a “grudge with”.