Crime

2 brothers, third man charged in Verona Road gas station shooting

MADISON, Wis. - Three men are in custody in connection with a Madison gas station shooting last week in which a man was injured. 

Madison police said two men were arrested Thursday after a chase with officers just a couple of blocks south of where someone shot at a man on the night of April 24. 

Police said a 27-year-old Belleville man stopped at a south Madison police station after he said he was shot at from another car while he was pulling into the BP gas station at 4501 Verona Road. There was a hole in his rear car window that could have been caused by a bullet. The man had a head injury, and police said it wasn't clear if flying glass, a bullet fragment or something else caused his cut.

Police said 23-year-old Rakim F. Bass, of Madison, was apprehended Thursday afternoon after he fled into a Helene Parkway apartment building while he was being chased by officers. Bass forced his way into a basement causing an estimated $600 damage. He was arrested after SWAT, violent crime unit detectives and others set up a perimeter around the building.

Bass had been a passenger in a car driven by another suspect in the BP lot shooting, Richard T. Miller, 21, of Fitchburg. Bass took off running when Miller's car was pulled over on Verona Road. Police said Miller was cooperative and arrested.

The third suspect in the case, Chad A. Miller, 23, of Fitchburg, was taken into custody last week by U.S. marshals on a probation hold, according to the report. 

Police said Richard Miller and Chad Miller are siblings. 

The brothers each face a charge of party to the crime of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Bass was arrested on suspicion of  party to the crime of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting or obstructing police and criminal damage to property. 


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