Fitchburg homicide victim identified

Published: Mar. 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM CDT
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A 20-year-old Fort Atkinson man has been identified as the victim of Monday night's shooting in Fitchburg.

According to the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office, Julian J. Patterson died as the result of homicidal firearm related trauma.

Patterson was shot on 5154 Anton Dr. at The New Fountains Apartments before 5:45 p.m, March 11, according to the Fitchburg Police Department. Officers found Patterson with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.

According to police, there was a fight involving several men, including the victim. During the fight, at least one shot was fired,hitting Patterson. The other men ran away and have not been located. Police do not believe this was a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014, Fitchburg Police Tip Line at 270-4321 or via text at 847411 using the keyword “Fitchburg” and the tip information.