Mazomanie Man Faces Attempted Homicide Charges

A Mazomanie man was arrested early Saturday morning on attempted homicide charges in connection with two Madison shootings.

Officer said Sherman R. Allen, 31, faces two counts of attempted homicide – first-degree reckless endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm and a parole violation.

Police said Allen shot an unoccupied home at on the 1400 block of Theresa Terrace on Madison’s far west side at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday. They said a .45 caliber shell casing was found at the scene, but there was no sign of anyone injured.

At about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Allen had what police called a cordial encounter with a 38-year-old male acquaintance near the 1100 block of Ruskin Street on Madison’s north side. A short time later, Allen fired several rounds through the victim’s bedroom door before leaving the house, police said.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office found Allen in Mazomanie. He was taken into custody by Madison police at about 5 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.