Madison teen faces attempted first-degree intentional homicide charge

Published: Jul. 20, 2019 at 3:05 PM CDT
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A Madison teen now faces an attempted first-degree intentional homicide charge following an incident on July 20th.

The original incident report said two suspects were arrested after a vehicle pursuit led to a crash in Madison on Saturday afternoon.

Madison Police originally responded to a shots fired incident on Park Ridge Drive around 12:45 p.m. Police said evidence linked the shooting to a stolen White Audi that had left the area. Originally, officers responded to the 9500 block of Hill Creek Drive for a 64-year-old man who reported his vehicle stolen. The garage the vehicle had been in was open and the keys were in the vehicle prior to the theft. When police attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled. The 16-year-old and 17-year-old female suspects crashed into an MPD squad car then fled on foot, according to police. The suspects were arrested after a foot pursuit.

Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit determined this case involved an armed robbery where the victim, a 17-year-old male was battered and forced into a car. He was able to break free and run. As he did, shots were fired.

The latest incident report said VCU detectives developed probable cause to arrest a 16-year-old male from Madison on several tentative charges, including attempted first degree homicide, armed robbery, and substantial battery.

On Thursday, VCU detectives and members of the Dane County Narcotics Task Force located the suspect on Jackson Quarry Lane. He was a passenger inside a stolen Lexus. Finding himself surrounded, he took off on foot and was chased down.

The 16-year-old was arrested for attempted first degree intentional homicide, armed robbery, substantial battery, resisting, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

17-year-old Keven Canady was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent. Inside the Lexus, investigators located a handgun, ammunition, more than a dozen handgun magazines, and marijuana.

In another case development, the 16-year-old girl mentioned in the original Incident Report is also facing a volley of tentative charges, including party to a crime attempted first degree homicide, party to a crime of armed robbery, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, felony eluding, recklessly endangering safety and resisting.

Two MPD officers were treated for minor injuries related to the crash and foot pursuit.

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