Officials ID victim in fatal gas station shooting as Madison man

Officials ID victim in fatal gas station shooting as Madison man

Officials have identified the man who was shot and killed at a gas station on Madison’s east side early Wednesday as a 31-year-old Madison man.

Madison police said two men were seated in a car at the Mobile gas station at 3019 E. Washington Ave. at 2:07 a.m. when a gunman approached the vehicle on foot.

Police said the shooter fired multiple rounds into the vehicle, striking the driver, 31-year-old David Edwards, multiple times. Edwards accelerated out of the lot at a high rate of speed and headed east on East Washington Avenue. The car hit the Comfort Inn & Suites hotel at 4822 E. Washington Ave.

Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. The passenger was not shot but suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was taken to a hospital.

According to the Dane County Medical Examiner, Edwards died from homicidal firearm-related trauma.

Early information suggests the shooting was a targeted act of violence, although a specific motive wasn’t yet known Wednesday. Police said there was nothing to link the shooting to other recent gun incidents; however, the investigation is in its early stages.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.