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After month-long search, man who fired multiple rounds downtown arrested

A man who allegedly frightened onlookers by firing a gun downtown was arrested.

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Madison police arrested a man this week who allegedly fired multiple rounds of bullets into the air with a handgun in October.

The man, who police now say is Marquis R. Lampley, began firing near the intersection of John Nolen Drive and Williamson Street on Oct. 8, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. The shots caused multiple bystanders to take cover.

The suspect was driving a black Chevy Cruze before stopping in traffic, getting out of his car, firing several rounds into the air and driving away, witnesses told police. Additionally, a woman who was riding with the gunman got out of the car immediately before the incident took place. Police did not say whether the woman has been identified.

Lampley, a 20-year-old with “connections to both Madison and Milwaukee,” was taken into custody in relation to the case Thursday. He was tentatively charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

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