Shot fired during attempted home invasion

Bullet goes through window, hits wall
Shot fired during attempted home invasion

A shot was fired during a home invasion attempt on Madison’s east side Monday night.

Madison police said there was a knock on the door of an apartment in the 4600 block of Stein Avenue at 9:15 p.m. and a man inside cracked the door open to see who was there. The man said he saw a man with a gun standing outside. He said he used his shoulder to force the door shut and yelled for someone to call 911.

As the man at the door fled he fired a round that went through an apartment window and was lodged in a wall, police said.

There were several young men, a 21-year-old woman and a child in the apartment at the time. No one was injured.

The man was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a light complexion and husky build. He was wearing a black sweatshirt and black ski mask.

Police said they believe the attempted home invasion was not random.