UPDATE (WKOW) --- Authorities say the two 17-year-old boys arrested for a campus armed robbery Wednesday night are Ramar Brown and Donte Hunter, both of Madison.
Both Brown and Hunter were booked into Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of armed robbery.
Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says the teens went to North Gilman Street with what had been planned to be a drug deal, but then they met with the would-be seller, the teenagers robbed him instead.
DeSpain says two of the victims' friends chased one of the suspects onto Langdon Street, and the suspect fired a gunshot. DeSpain says no one was hurt.
DeSpain says police officers discovered a discarded stolen back pack, and a handgun on North Francis Street near a campus fraternity.
DeSpain says the suspects were arrested in separate places on campus. Authorities say one of the suspects was wet, after having gone into the shoreline waters of Lake Mendota at the Memorial Union during his unsuccessful run from the law.
Court records show Brown was charged with a misdemeanor and found responsible for bringing a dangerous weapon to La Follette High School in March.
Court documents state Brown had a nearly foot-long, camouflaged knife hidden in his backpack.
A probable cause affidavit states Brown and another teen, both "gang involved," had gotten into a dispute at school days before.
Brown was placed in a deferred prosecution program.
La Follette High's principal declined to comment to 27 News on whether Brown remains a student.
DeSpain says Brown and Hunter's suspected actions on campus were alarming.
"Langdon Street is filled with college students, is filled with citizens, and anytime someone's firing off a gun...early evening hours, that's a very dangerous situation."
MADISON (WKOW) --- Detectives say the shot fired on UW Madison campus Wednesday night began as a drug related robbery.
Two 17-year-old males are in custody. Initially one of the males was reported to be 18 years of age.
Names are expected to be released today. We will keep you updated here on www.wkow.com.
We are also looking into social media that went viral during the incident Wednesday night.
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