Man points gun at officer investigating report of shots fired

23-year-old had 0.22 percent BAC, police say
Man points gun at officer investigating report of shots fired

A Madison man was arrested early Sunday morning after pointing a gun at an officer who was investigating a report of shots fired on the east side.

Madison police officers were dispatched to the area of Hudson and Sommers avenues for reports of shots fired around 2:45 a.m., according to a release.

White investigating the incident, officers initially talked with Nathaniel W. Homestead, 23, of Madison, a couple blocks away, authorities said. Homestead told police he heard some shots while he was walking home.

About 20 minutes later, an officer saw Homestead walking in the 2700 block of Milwaukee Street, according to the release.

As the officer stopped his squad car he noticed Homestead had a handgun, which he pointed at the officer and his squad car, officials said. The officer was able to convince Homestead to put the gun down, and he was arrested.

Homestead was intoxicated and had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent, according to the release. He faces tentative charges of recklessly endangering safety, endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon, and for violating bail conditions.

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