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UPDATE: Victim identified, homicide suspect in custody after gun incident in East Towne area

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the woman killed in Tuesday night's shooting.

She is 24-year-old Caroline Nosal of Stoughton.

The Medical Examiner's Office says additional testing is underway. The death is still under investigation by the Examiner's Office and the Madison Police Department.

A GoFundMe page was created for Nosal, you can find it here.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison police confirm homicide suspect Christopher O'Kroley is in custody following a gun incident near the East Towne Mall  area.

Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says gunshots were exchanged between O'Kroley and an officer around 1 p.m. Wednesday near the Marshalls retail store that put several stores on lockdown, including Marshall's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Shopko and Best Buy. People in the area were told to shelter in place. 

Police officials say no on was hit by the gun shots.  They say one round apparently shattered a window at the Home Depot store at the mall complex. 

Officials says the suspect in custody and a few minutes later when he was discovered in a dumpster at the mall complex.  DeSpain says a gun was also recovered in the dumpster.

DeSpain says officers responded to the mall after an observant shopper recognized O'Kroley as the homicide suspect, and contacted authorities.

"Without this citizen calling us, we wouldn't have been in position to take him into custody,"  DeSpain says.

Chief Mike Koval says the officer involved in the gunfire has been with the department for fifteen years, and carried out her response expertly.  Authorities have yet to release how many gun shots were exchanged.  Koval says the armed  O'Kroley recognized the officer was likely there to arrest him, and became a threat.

"She's a stellar performer,"  Koval says.  "Thank God we're blessed to have people like her on the front lines."

Prior to the police response to the East Towne Mall complex, officers were using a drone to survey an area at the end of Galileo Road on the city's east side to try to find O'Kroley or evidence.  The search was near where O'Kroley abandoned a car.

Koval says O'Kroley is a former employee of the same grocery store where the 24-year old victim worked.  Authorities say she was fatally shot Tuesday outside the store.

DeSpain says O'Kroley faces a tentative charge of first degree intentional homicide, and other tentative charges.


UPDATE (WKOW) --- Madison Police say they found the vehicle they believe is connected to a suspect in the Tuesday night homicide.

Police found the silver VW Jetta unoccupied on Galileo Drive.

Officials believe the suspect, 26-year-old Christopher T. O'Kroley was last seen in the Grandview Commons Neighborhood around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

If you see O'Kroley, police say to call 911 and do not approach him as they consider him armed and dangerous.

O'Kroley was named as a person of interest Tuesday night after a 24-year-old Stoughton woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of Metro Market on Cottage Grove Road just before 8 p.m.  Police are now calling his a suspect.

Police are now searching the area near where the car was found with drones and metal detectors.

We will continue to update this story as we learn more.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Police were at the residence of a person of interest in a homicide Wednesday morning. Officers were in the 800 block of North Thompson Drive around 7:00 a.m.

The Madison Police Department says they have not made contact with the person of interest, Christopher O'Kroley, but confirmed to 27 News he does live at the residence where they were. Officials are still looking for him.

O'Kroley has been named a person of interest in a homicide that happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of Metro Market.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison Police say 26-year-old Christopher T. O'Kroley is a person of interest in Tuesday night's homicide.

O'Kroley is a white male, 6', 180 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes, and may be wearing glasses.

Police say O'Kroley may be driving a silver, 2000 VW Jetta with license plate 720-KRW. If you see O'Kroley or the vehicle, police say you should call 911 immediately.  He is to be considered armed and dangerous.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the city suffered its first homicide of 2016 Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old female was shot in the head and died around 8:30 p.m.  The incident happened in the parking lot of Metro Market where the victim may have been employed.

Police say the victim and suspect were known to each other, but authorities are trying to determine what that relationship was.  The suspect remains on the run, but officials know who they're looking for.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says this shooting is now considered a homicide.

The victim is a female in her 20's and police say this was targeted, not random.  No suspect is in custody.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- Madison Police tell 27 News the shooting appears to have happened in the parking lot off to the side of Metro Market.

They say a witness heard a gunshot, looked out the window and saw a person with a gun who then took off. 

Officers say the adult victim was shot at least two times and they don't know that person's condition.  They do say it appears the suspect and victim knew each other.

The suspect remains on the run.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Communications tells 27 News Madison police were called to the report of a shot fired at the Metro Market on Cottage Grove Road just before 8:00 Tuesday night.

One person was down and EMS was immediately dispatched.  No word on that person's condition at this time.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

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