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Madison man arrested after shooting in downtown parking ramp

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Tony D. Smith, age 30, Madison this morning was arrested as a suspect in connection with a shooting incident in the Lake Street parking ramp in downtown Madison earlier Friday morning. 

The charges include first degree reckless endangerment, damage to property, operating while revoked, reckless driving - endangering safety, and hit-and-run. 

A private security guard witnessed the shooting, according to an incident report issued by Madison Police Information Officer, Joel Despain.

The security guard says three people had approached the suspect's car and it appeared there was some sort of conversation that took place.

As the trio walked away, the security guard saw the suspect fire a round – from his car - in their direction.

The driver then sped out of the ramp, taking out a parking ramp stop arm, says the incident report.

The car just missed a pedestrian on the sidewalk outside of the ramp by a couple of feet.

It then raced south on Frances St. running a red light at University Ave.

Witnesses, including a MPD officer, were able to get a partial plate number.

Surveillance video provided a full plate number, and officers were able to perform a high-risk stop on the car in the 1600 block of Fordem Ave.

Smith was then arrested on the tentative charges listed above.

A shell casing was recovered from the ramp. 

No injuries were listed in the report.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Overnight, police in Madison arrested one person after they heard a gunshot -- and saw a car driving away from the scene.

It happened at the Lake Street Ramp on the Frances Street side at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Officers stopped the vehicle a short time later and arrested the driver.

Officials also found evidence of a shooting at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation and names have not been released. If you have any information about the incident or may have witnessed it, call police. 

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