Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2020-248601

Incident Type

Attempted Homicide

Incident Date

07/09/2020 - 1:38 PM


452 State Street (Peace Park)


     The suspect was spotted boarding a Madison Metro bus. MPD made contact with the bus at W. Main St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

     Billy G. Langford, age 34, no permanent address, was taken into custody. He has been tentatively charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide and bail jumping.

     The victim, a 53-year-old Madison man, remains hospitalized and is now listed in stable condition.


Last updated 07/10/2020 at 10:08 AM by PIO Joel Despain


The MPD has detained a suspect following an afternoon stabbing at Peace Park, 452 State Street. The male victim is in surgery with a potentially life-threatening wound. The MPD was able to follow the suspect's path as he fled the area thanks to downtown surveillance cameras. He is currently being questioned at the MPD's Central District.

Released 07/09/2020 at 3:31 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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