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Incident Report for Case #2018-110349

Incident Type

Attempted Homicide

Incident Date

03/28/2018 - 3:54 PM


500 block of Northport Dr


Jesse E. Bodie, age 29, Madison
Suspect was arrested for attempted first degree intentional homicide.


Male, age 29, no permanent address


(Third update)

A 32-year-old mother and her three children returned home to their Northport Dr. apartment over the weekend and found that a bullet had entered their home and hit the refrigerator. It went through a box of popsicles in the freezer and lodged in a wall behind the unit. Since the victim was away, she did not know when this happened, but investigators believe it could have been related the recent attempted homicide. A neighbor also thought he may have heard a gunshot in a common hallway around 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

(Second update)

A suspect was arrested yesterday and tentatively charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide. Jesse E. Bodie, age 29, Madison, knows the victim and there was dispute between the two men. The nature of the conflict is still being investigated by the MPD's Violent Crime Unit. VCU detectives tracked Bodie to an apartment on Ridgeway Ave. where he was taken into custody without incident. Supporting VCU were several other units: Burglary Crime Unit, North District Community Police Team, Dane County Task Force, and MPD SWAT. All worked together to apprehend the suspect without further violence. The victim remains in critical condition.

(First update)

The victim remains in critical condition after being shot several times. The gun violence took place outside of an apartment complex, with the injured man found on the ground near a driveway. Responding officers provided lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit believe the victim knew the shooter and that he was the intended target of the gunman. VCU is in the process of identifying and locating a suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

Last updated 04/02/2018 at 9:23 AM by PIO Joel Despain


MPD was dispatched to a weapons violation in the 500 block of Northport Drive. One subject was shot multiple times. Suspect is still at large and should be considered armed. Officers are actively working the scene and area, investigation on-going.

PIO Dexheimer will meet any media at the corner of Kennedy/Northport.

Released 03/28/2018 at 4:35 PM by Sgt. Eugene Woehrle

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