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 TypeAttempted Homicide
Incident Date05/19/2012 - 1:05 AM
Address600 University Av
ArrestedDarrion D. Brown, age 20, Fitchburg
The MPD had probable cause to arrest Mr. Brown for Attempted Homicide, and he was taken into custody on 6/6/2012.
Derek J. Cannon, age 22, Madison
Mr. Cannon has been arrested for 1st Degree Reckless Endangering Safety and Bail Jumping.
Victim(s)Female, age 26, Madison
Male, age 18, Madison
Male, age 23, Madison
Details(UPDATED RELEASE 6/7/2012)
MPD detectives, acting on a tip, traveled to the Chicago area Wednesday with hopes of apprehending Mr. Darrion D. Brown, age 20, Fitchburg on a tentative charge of Attempted Homicide. Working in concert with Cook County Sheriff’s Department detectives, a search warrant was executed around 6:00 p.m. on a Dolton, Illinois residence. Dolton is a community between Chicago and Gary, Indiana. Mr. Brown was taken into custody without incident and a handgun was recovered. The MPD would like to publicly thank the Manitowoc Police Department, the Two Rivers Police Department, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department for assistance this past week in the apprehension of two suspects in the University Ave. gun violence. As mentioned in an earlier release, Mr. Derek J. Cannon, age 22, Madison, is now in the Dane County Jail. Mr. Brown is behind bars in Cook County facing extradition back to Wisconsin.
The Manitowoc Police Department contacted the MPD overnight after their officers arrested Mr. Derek J. Cannon, age 22, Madison. MPD officers drove to Sheboygan to take custody of Mr. Cannon. He was transported to the Dane County Jail where he was booked on tentative charges of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Bail Jumping.
(UPDATED RELEASE 5/24/2012)
The detective team working the University Ave. attempted homicide case has probable cause to arrest a second suspected shooter. He is identified as Mr. Derek J. Cannon, age 22, Madison. Mr. Cannon is facing a tentative charge of 1st Degree Reckless Endangering Safety. Mr. Cannon is at large and should also be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone seeing him should call 911.
In other case developments, officers, detectives, and SWAT team members executed two search warrants on residences in the 2300 block of Columbus Lane overnight. Two people were arrested. A significant quantity of marijuana, 3 guns, and a large sum of money were seized.
Arrested were Mr. Michael P. McQueen, age 23, Madison, and his brother, Mr. Christopher J. McQueen, age 21, Madison. Both were tentatively charged with obstructing the University Ave. investigation.
The gun violence on University Ave. is one of the latest incidents in a citywide trend involving reports of shots fired. The MPD is committed to eradicating this criminal behavior. To that end, there have been numerous arrests since the uptick in weapons offenses began in March.
More than one dozen arrests have been made, including apprehensions for gun violence that took place on Park Edge Dr., Brentwood Parkway, N. Oak St., and Darbo Drive (see Incident Reports #s 2012-100502, 2012-116879, 2012-109956, and 2012-130772).
The MPD has also identified, but not yet charged, suspects in other recent gun cases. This includes the May 11th shooting at Penn Park where probable cause is now being developed on four individuals.
In the pursuit of further deterrence, detectives assigned to several recent gun cases are exploring the option of having a number of suspects charged in the federal system where penalties for felons possessing firearms are stringent.
The MPD is appreciative of the community’s assistance in helping quell gun violence, and officers are currently seeking your help in locating the two named suspects in the University Ave. case.
Again, anyone seeing Mr. Derek Cannon, or Mr. Darrion Brown (for information on Mr. Brown read update below) should call 911. Those with information on their whereabouts should call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.
(UPDATED RELEASE 5/23/2012)
The detective team investigating the gun violence that occurred in the 600
block of University Ave. now has probable cause to arrest Mr. Darrion D.
Brown, age 20, Fitchburg on a tentative charge of Attempted Homicide. Mr.
Brown could be driving a gold colored 2001 Mercury Sable 4-door with
Wisconsin license plate 969-TLW. Mr. Brown should be considered armed
and dangerous. Anyone seeing him should call 911. Citizens with
information on his whereabouts, or other details of this case, are also urged to
contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014. Callers can remain
anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.
(UPDATED RELEASE 5/21/2012)
In slowing down surveillance video, and talking with witnesses, detectives
now believe there were multiple guns present during the violence that took
place in the 600 block of University Ave. They are still trying to determine
how many weapons were fired, but it is believed it was more than one gun.
The investigation, thus far, indicates this gun violence is part of an ongoing
dispute between many people. Several persons of interest have been
identified, but no suspects have yet been arrested.
Officers have also identified many of the people who were present when the
gunfire occurred. Some of these individuals have been cooperative while
others have not been overly helpful.
It is still believed an unidentified injured man fled the area, leaving a blood
trail. The MPD would like to identify this person, and is also urging all
witnesses to contact the Madison Area Crime Stoppers line at 266-6014.
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000
The 3 known victims were all treated and released from a hospital.
The MPD does not identify crime victims unless they are arrested for a crime.
(UPDATED RELEASE 5/19/2012)
The preliminary investigation indicates the gunman fired into a crowd of
approximately 100 people, and then fled on foot. At least 3 victims were
struck: a 26-year old woman from Madison, a 18-year old man from
Madison, and a 23-year old man from Madison. None of the victims are
UW-Madison students. All are expected to be treated and released from a
hospital. There is no known motive for the shooting at this time, and anyone
with information is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.
Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.
Suspect fired several rounds into a crowd in the 600 block University Ave.
Officers located three victims who had sustained non-life-threatening
wounds. Victims were conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.
Released 05/19/2012 at 3:40 AM by Sgt. Karen Krahn