MPD: 3 arrested in connection to shooting near high school that started as ‘prearranged fight’

Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting that injured a 16-year-old Wednesday in a neighborhood near La Follette High School, Madison police said.

Witnesses reported a fight between several young men at the corner of Linda Vista Road and Turner Avenue around 10:40 a.m., Madison police said. Witnesses also told police at least one gun was fired.

The wounded teenager came back to La Follette High School after being shot, police said. The Educational Resource Officer acted as a first responder for the student and was instrumental in getting the student treatment, according to police.

Police said detectives determined there was a “prearranged fight” between two groups that was taking place when the shooting happened.

The primary suspect, 21-year-old Duan S. Briggs, of Madison, brought a handgun to what was supposed to be fistfight, according to the release. Briggs is not a Madison Metropolitan School District student. Briggs was arrested on a tentative charge of attempted homicide.

MPD: 3 arrested in connection to shooting near high school that started as ‘prearranged fight’

Jamie J.C. Hayes, 17, of Madison, was arrested on a tentative charge of party to the crime of attempted homicide. Hayes is not a MMSD student. A 16-year-old Madison boy was also arrested for disorderly conduct, officials said. The 16-year-old is a La Follette High School student.

The 16-year-old who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot was a La Follette student and has been treated and released, police said.