Manitowoc police arrest suspect in University Ave. shooting

Second shooting suspect remains at-large
Manitowoc police arrest suspect in University Ave. shooting

One of two gunmen sought in connection with the University Avenue shooting on May 19 has been arrested, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said Derek J. Cannon, 22, of Madison, was taken into custody overnight by Manitowoc police in northeast Wisconsin.

Cannon was driven to Sheboygan to meet Madison police officers, who then took Cannon to the Dane County Jail.

Cannon faces charges of first-degree reckless conduct endangering safety and bail jumping, police said.

Police said Cannon is suspected of firing a weapon in the air during the shooting incident.

The other shooter, Darrion D. Brown, 20, of Fitchburg, remains at large. Brown could face attempted homicide charges, police said.

Michael P. McQueen, 23, and his brother, Christopher J. McQueen, 21, both of Madison, were arrested in the days after the shooting on charges of obstructing the investigation.

The shooting occurred in the 600 block of University Avenue. Investigators said that they thought an initial altercation led to a man backing up from a group of about 100 people outside of a bar and firing shots at about 1:05 a.m. on Saturday.

“This type of behavior is not tolerable for anyone in any community, and before it gets a further hold here in Madison, we’re coming at it aggressively. And I think it’s evidence as to what we’ve put out in the public in the last 24 hours,” DeSpain said in the days following the incident.

The three victims of the shooting were all treated and released from a hospital. Police said the victims included a 26-year-old woman, a 23-year-old man, and an 18-year-old man. One of the victims has been identified as James Madison Memorial High School student-athlete Jamar Morris.

Police said the gun violence on University Avenue is one of the latest incidents in a citywide trend involving reports of shots fired, and authorities said they are committed to stopping this type of criminal behavior.

Authorities said that anyone seeing Brown should call 911. Those with information on his whereabouts should call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.

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