Police: Man faces charges after firing handgun at close range at victim

Police recovered handgun, arrested man
Police: Man faces charges after firing handgun at close range at victim
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Police said a 26-year-old man faces numerous charges, including recklessly endangering safety, after firing a handgun at close range at a victim Monday night downtown.

The incident happened in the 500 block of West Johnson Street just before 8 p.m. Monday.

According to police, Trevor Gnatzig approached a victim who was walking near State Street. Police said the victim attempted to walk away, but Gnatzig continued to harass him.

Police said after a brief disturbance, Gnatzig pulled out a small handgun, pointed it directly at the victim and fired a shot at close range. The victim followed Gnatzig at a distance and contacted police.

Gnatzig was located and taken into custody a short time later, when a handgun was recovered.

Anyone who witnessed any part of this incident is asked to call Madison police.