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Incident Report for Case #2017-162344

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

05/15/2017 - 4:56 PM


Beld St and Bram St


Alvin McCarty, age 32, Madison
Suspect has been charged with first degree reckless endangerment - 3 counts.


(Second Update)

Detectives from the MPD's Violent Crime Unit interviewed an eyewitness who saw a man remove a handgun from inside a parked car. The suspect walked toward a group of people and began firing multiple rounds. It was determined he had been drinking from a bottle that was left on top of the car that had contained the weapon. DNA was recovered from the bottle and it was later found to belong to the suspect. The eyewitness picked him out of a photo lineup and probable cause was developed for his arrest. The identity of the second gunman is not yet known.

(First Update)

Detectives from the MPD's Violent Crime Unit have determined two men were firing guns at each other, with stray bullets hitting at least one vehicle and three Beld St. homes.


A mother, who is pregnant, her husband, and toddler daughter were out back of their house when shots rang out. After hearing the reports, they ran inside to get to safety. The mom and dad discovered a bullet had gone through their daughter's bedroom window. It traveled a couple of feet above her crib before ending up lodged in the wall of the parents' bedroom.


Two residents of a neighboring home were inside during the gunfire. They hit the floor when they heard shots. A bullet came into their home, entering through a window, going through a wall, before hitting a bathroom mirror.


A 34-year-old man, who lives in the third damaged home, was working on his computer in the living room. He jumped out of his chair and onto the floor where he heard the volley of shots. Three bullets struck his home, with two penetrating its interior. Both of those bullets ended up whizzing through bedrooms with one ending up on the man's desk. That is normally where he would have been using his computer. For some reason, he decided to take the laptop and study in the living room yesterday afternoon. That turned out to be a very good decision.



Last updated 10/05/2017 at 9:49 AM by PIO Joel Despain


On 05/15/2017 at about 456pm Madison Police Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Beld St and Bram St in the South Police District.  Upon arrival officers did not locate any injured parties, victims,  or suspects at the scene.  Three buildings and at least one vehicle in the area were struck by gunfire.  The impact locations on the buildings included living spaces.  Several bullet casings were recovered in the area.  A K-9 track was conducted without result.  The Madison Police Department Violent Crime Unit will be conducting the ongoing investigation.

Released 05/15/2017 at 8:51 PM by Sgt. Michael Richardson

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