Police: Teen thought he would be shot, fight ensues

Victim: Confrontation might be been retribution for earlier fight

Published On: Feb 11 2013 11:24:33 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A fight broke out after a teenager confronted another teen with a gun Saturday morning, according to Madison police.

A 17-year-old told police he was walking in the 300 block of Clyde Gallagher Avenue at about 11 a.m. when a car pulled up and the front seat passenger jumped out and pointed at gun at him. The victim said the gunman made a statement that led him to believe he was about to be shot.

The victim was able to get the gunman in a bear hug and throw him to the ground as the gunman was swinging the gun trying to hit the victim, according to police.

The victim grabbed the gun while punching the other teen and the two exchanged blows, according to police.

The fight grew when the driver of the car got out and into a fistfight with a 16-year-old relative of the victim. Police said that at some point the driver was also punching the victim and the driver eventually fled. A friend of the victim also joined in helping to control the gunman.

Police said the victim and his friend were able to hold DQuann R. Jones, 19, until police arrived.

The first officer on the scene reported chaos with many people yelling. The officer said he drew his gun and ordered the struggling teens to the ground.

The victim told police the incident was probably revenge for an earlier fight where he fought with a Jones’ friend.

Jones was arrested on suspicion of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed and abuse to a child.