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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-298759

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

08/05/2018 - 3:12 AM


118 S. Bedford Street (WORT Radio Station)


Continuing Investigation


Continuing Investigation


33-year-old male


As the investigation continues, detectives are becoming confident that this incident is not a random act of violence committed against media. Indications are this is a targeted act against specific person(s). We understand and appreciate the interest in this case beyond the local level but do not believe it has any relation to the current national dialogue on media.


The Madison Police department will continue to update on our website when information becomes available for release.


Last updated 08/06/2018 at 10:32 AM by P.O. David Dexheimer


Officers were dispatched to the WORT radio station shortly after 3:00 am this morning reference a shooting.  One person was injured, after a firearm was discharged, and they suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  The Madison Police Department Violent Crime Unit (VCU) responded to the scene, and are actively investigating this incident. 

It appears that this incident was not random, and there is no risk to the public.  The Violent Crime Unit is asking that anyone with information, regarding this incident, please contact either the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crime Stoppers (608) 266 - 6014.  Anyone providing information, that leads to an arrest, can remain anonymous.

PO Howard Payne

Released 08/05/2018 at 12:21 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.