Person of interest in east side homicide arrested on unrelated charges, Madison police say

Wednesday morning's homicide was the tenth in the city in 2021

MADISON, Wis. — One person is in custody on unrelated charges following a homicide on Madison’s east side early Wednesday morning, the tenth so far this year in the city.

The Madison Police Department said officers were called to a home on Home Avenue on the city’s east side at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday and found a 24-year-old man who had been shot.

The man later died at the hospital.

Police said the department’s Violent Crime Unit has identified and located one person of interest. Wednesday afternoon, police said that person was arrested on unrelated charges.

Police are asking for any witnesses to contact them with any additional information as they continue to investigate.

Authorities believe this was a targeted shooting and there does not appear to be a continued danger to the public.