Police: Man reports car shot at, damage suggests BB gun

Police: Man reports car shot at, damage suggests BB gun
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A 24-year-old man reported to the Madison Police Department that three men tried to rob him Wednesday at 1 a.m., according to the MPD.

The victim reported that he arranged with one of the suspects through social media to meet and exchange cellphones. Once the victim swapped his cellphone for the suspect’s cellphone, the suspect then pulled a firearm on the victim, according to police.

The victim then jumped in his car and fled the area, and the suspect shot at the vehicle. The damage to the vehicle is consistent with a BB/pellet gun, police said.

The incident was reported at Independence and Columbus Lanes, according to police.

The victim said their were three men, ages 20 to 25, involved in the incident, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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