No one injured in Sun Prairie shooting; man taken into custody on attempted homicide allegation

Nicholas R Thompson Mugshot
Photo courtesy of Dane County Jail records

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — A man is facing one count of attempted homicide after he allegedly tried shooting someone following an argument in Sun Prairie.

Police responded to the Element Apartments at 200 Park Circle shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday for a report of a possible shooting. When they arrived, officers found the victim at the scene and the suspect in a nearby area.

The suspect, 31-year-old Nicholas R. Thompson, allegedly fired a single shot at the victim, but missed. Police said they believe the incident was targeted and prompted by an argument between Thompson and the victim.

No one was injured in the incident. There were also no reports of property damage.

Thompson was booked into the Dane County Jail on one count of first-degree attempted homicide.

Sun Prairie police were assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Sun Prairie emergency medical services and the Sun Prairie Fire Department.