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20-year-old charged with endangering safety in connection to daytime shooting

MADISON, Wis. -  A 20-year-old was charged Friday in connection with a shooting on Madison’s west side last week.

Madison police said Markel S. Hayes was arrested Wednesday night outside his home on Raymond Road, the same road where the shooting took place Monday morning.

Police said a bullet struck a 60-year-old woman's car as she was driving on Raymond Road near McKenna Boulevard. The bullet entered the victim's front passenger window and traveled through the cabin, narrowly missing her head, before exiting out of the left rear passenger window.

The woman wasn't shot, but was injured by shattered glass, police said.

According to a criminal complaint, a witness saw someone cross the street in the 2000 block of McKenna Boulevard, go up the steps toward a condo in the area, point a handgun in the northeastern direction toward PDQ gas station and fire the gun.

Another witness told police he and a friend went to the PDQ on McKenna Boulevard and ran into Hayes, according to the criminal complaint. When Hayes and the two men left the PDQ, Hayes reportedly turned around and fired a handgun back toward the PDQ.

Police had shared surveillance images from the PDQ near where the shooting took place. The photos included images of Hayes in a white T-shirt and another man in a black T-shirt who entered the PDQ at the same time as Hayes. Police said the man in the black T-shirt has been identified and is not a suspect in the case.

Hayes faces three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He will be back in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday.


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