Police Incident Reports
Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.
Incident Date04/28/2010 - 9:43 PM
Address2100 block of Fordem Ave
ArrestedM/H, 16 yrs old
Victim(s)Male, age 19, Madison
The final suspect being sought in a 2010 gang-related homicide has been found deceased in his home country: Guatemala. Until the time of his death, Billy Wenner-Say, age 27, was being actively sought by the MPD and the U.S. Marshals Service.
He was wanted on a warrant for Party To A Crime of First Degree Intentional Homicide. Mr. Wenner-Say, and others, were accused of killing rival gang member Antonio Perez, age 19, on Fordem Ave. in April of 2010.
The man detectives believe pulled the trigger also – like Mr. Wenner-Say - tried to escape justice. Mr. Arain Gutierrez was arrested in Cancun, Mexico, in December of 2012. He is currently facing trial in this case.
Three other suspects have already been sentenced for their roles in the shooting.
As this high-profile case closes, the MPD would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service for its continued support in tracking down fugitives.
Details regarding Mr. Wenner-Say's death were not immediately available. However, an autopsy did positively identify his remains and indicated he had been shot.
Yesterday, Mr. Arain Gutierrez, also known as Ivan Mateo-Lozenzo, possibly age 24, was booked into the Dane County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.
Mr. Gutierrez is accused of shooting and killing a rival gang member, 19-year old Antonio Perez.
The suspect was arrested in Cancun, Mexico last December following a lengthy investigation by the MPD, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Dane County District Attorney.
Mr. Gutierrez is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dane County Court this Friday.
The MPD would like to publically thank U.S. Marshals for their continued support in helping track down fugitives like Mr. Gutierrez. Senseless gang violence will not be tolerated in Madison, and U.S. Marshals help ensure those responsible will not escape justice.
Last updated 01/23/2014 at 10:59 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain
DetailsUpdated information 5/4/2010 22:18
On 05/04/2010 at approximately 9:30pm a 15 year-old male suspect involved in the Fordem Ave homicide was taken into custody in West Lafayette IN with the assistance of the US Marshalls Office and the local law enforcement authorities.
Previously identified suspect Arian Gutierrez known by several other alias was spotted in the Port Arthur TX area and remains at large.
Previously identified suspect Billy Wenner-Say remains at large.
Updated information 5/3/2010 21:46
This afternoon Madison Police Officers arrested a 16 year old male in conjunction with the ongoing homicide investigation. He will be charged with Party to a Crime of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.
The original two suspects have active warrants and are still
(UPDATED INFORMATION 4/29/2010 2:30 P.M.)
The Madison Police Department will be reaching out to members of the Latino community as we continue our homicide investigation. One of the ways in which we will be communicating with the Latino community is having one of our Spanish speaking detectives go on La Movida (WLMV 1480) radio. Some of the information we would like to share includes the following:
• Last night, 4/28/10, at 9:43pm, there was a shooting on Madison’s north side, on the 2100 block of Fordem Ave. In that incident a 19 year old Latino man, with gang affiliations was shot and killed.
• The suspect and his associates were also young Latino males. According to information obtained during the investigation, comments were made to suggest that the shooting was gang motivated. After the shooting, the suspects fled the area in a white, boxy style smaller car, with black rims or no hub caps, rust around the rear wheels wells, and a small spoiler on the back. The vehicle contained 4 Latino males, and one female.
• The primary suspect in this shooting is described as follows:
o White Latino male, approx 5/8”, 175, with a stocky build/ shaved or bald head, wearing white t-shirt, dark jeans.
o Suspect was last seen armed with a handgun.
• The Madison Police Department is presently investigating this crime, and needs your help. We are concerned about possible retaliatory violence, and need to identify those involved before further lives are needlessly lost.
o We are in the process of contacting individuals mentioned in the investigation, and those whom we know to be affiliated with known street gangs.
o We are receiving assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in this investigation due to the weapon involvement.
o The Madison Police Department and assisting agencies are not investigating issues related to your immigration status. Our intent is to identify and arrest those involved, to prevent future violence.
o Violence harms all of us, and we are committed to protecting the Latino community, without regard to immigration status.
o Please help us.
• Anyone with information on this crime, or about the present tensions between rival gangs, is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a cash reward.
(UPDATED RELEASE 10:15 a.m. 4/29/2010)
Detectives working the homicide believe the shooting of the 19-year old Madison resident was gang related. He was outside in the 2100 block of Fordem Avenue when he was shot. A white, boxy style, car – containing multiple people - was seen leaving the area. Witnesses further describe the car as having no hub caps, a small rear spoiler, and rust around the right rear wheel well. As was mentioned in the original release, investigators do not believe this was a random act of violence. Anyone with information is urged to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and maybe eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. The Dane County Coroner will release the name of the deceased.
On 4/28/2010 at 9:43 p.m. Madison Police responded to the 2100 block of Fordem Ave for a report of a person who was shot. Officers learned 19 year-old male had been shot and rendered aid. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. This incident does not appear to be a random act and no one is in custody at this time. This incident is still under investigation by the Madison Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
Released 04/29/2010 at 4:15 AM by Sgt. Michael Hanson
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