Person arrested in connection with homicide on East Bluff


News 3 Now had originally identified the 22-year-old who was arrested in connection with the homicide, but has since removed her name because she is not facing any charges as of July 3. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said the woman was likely acting in self-defense.

MADISON, Wis. — A woman approached Madison Police Department detectives and indicated she was responsible for the shooting, where a 25-year-old man died, according to an incident report.

The report said the woman approached detectives who were investigating the shooting scene on East Bluff, where a man was shot Wednesday around 2:42 p.m. The homicide was the second in Madison in a 24-hour span.

The 22-year-old woman told officers she had recently broken up with the victim, the release said. He saw her driving Wednesday and started following her car. She drove into a parking lot on East Bluff.

The release said, he got out of the car and words were exchanged. Police said the woman told officers she shot the suspect as he was getting into her car. She drove away and he ended up back in the car where he had been traveling with at least one other person.

The driver of that car stopped in the 400 block of North Sherman Avenue after seeing firefighters in the area and went to them asking for medical help, the release said. The man was found dead in the passenger seat.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of first degree reckless homicide.