28-year-old man arrested for State Street shooting that sent man to hospital, police say

28-year-old man arrested for State Street shooting that sent man to hospital, police say
Dane County Records
Derrick Paige

Police have arrested a suspect for a shooting at a residence above a State Street bar that sent the victim to a hospital for emergency medical treatment, officials said.

Derrick D. Paige, 28, of Madison is facing charges for first-degree reckless injury causing great bodily harm and possession of firearm by a felon, according to a news release from the Madison Police Department.

A person of interest was in custody on May 24, but police were not releasing the man’s name until he was charged with a crime.

Officials responded to a report of shots fired in an apartment building located above Whiskey Jack’s bar at 556 State St. around 8 p.m. on May 23. The shooter left the building on foot. The shooting is not considered random as the two men knew each other.

When officers arrived, the 36-year-old victim had two gunshot wounds; one on his head, one on his arm. The man was taken to a hospital for emergency medical treatment, but was expected to survive.

28-year-old man arrested for State Street shooting that sent man to hospital, police say