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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Police apprehended a suspect early Friday morning after he reportedly fired a shot in a downtown parking garage.

Police apprehended a suspect early Friday morning after he reportedly fired a shot in a downtown parking garage.

Man arrested after firing gun near State Street

Madison Police Department arrested a man early Friday morning following reports he fired a gun in a downtown parking garage.

The shooting, witnessed by a private security guard, occurred after three people approached the suspect’s car in the State Street Campus Garage and appeared to have a conversation, according to an MPD incident report. As they walked away from his car, the suspect fired a shot and sped out of the garage, taking out a parking ramp stop arm in the process.

Police officers near the garage heard the shot and used surveillance cameras to obtain the license plate number. Officers apprehended the suspect in a high-risk stop on Fordem Avenue.

The suspect, 30-year-old Tony Smith, was arrested for first degree reckless endangerment, damage to property, operating while revoked, reckless driving and hit-and-run. Police were able to recover a bullet casing at the garage.

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