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Incident Report for Case #2018-267280

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/15/2018 - 2:51 AM


500 Block Northport Drive


Female, 23 years old


Saying "gun violence will not be tolerated," James D. Peterson, Chief U.S. Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin, sentenced the suspect in this case this week to 8 years of incarceration followed by 3 years of supervision. Federal sentencing guidelines suggested a 41 to 51 month sentence, but Judge Peterson felt a stronger message of deterrence was needed.

The suspect, Roland J. Scott, Jr., age 41, Madison, was seen on surveillance images firing multiple rounds at a group of people in a Northport Drive parking on the night of July 14, 2018.

Officers recovered 13 spent shell casings and determined several bullets hit nearby apartment buildings with one piercing a child's bedroom window. Thankfully, it was unoccupied at the time of the gunfire.

When officers and detectives canvassed the area - searching for the suspect and evidence - they found several firearms on the rooftop of Scott's apartment building.

Knowing he was being sought, the suspect later turned himself in.

Normally the U.S. Attorney for the

Western District of Wisconsin would put out a news release on a case like this one, but because of the partial government shutdown, that is not currently possible.




Last updated 01/17/2019 at 9:53 AM by PIO Joel Despain


Madison Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Northport Drive for the report of a shooting.  Once there officers discovered that a building was struck by gunfire, and one round went through a window into a bedroom.  No injuries have been reported or located.  The female victim listed above is the resident of the apartment struck, but no one was home at the time of the incident.

This incident is currently still under investigation.  Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crimestoppers. 

Released 07/15/2018 at 4:53 AM by Lt. Daniel Nale

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