Body found in car in Cambridge tied to Milwaukee homicide investigation

MADISON, Wis. — A body found inside of a vehicle in Cambridge earlier this week is believed to be connected to a deadly Milwaukee shooting, according to police.

Milwaukee police said the victim, a 34-year-old Kaukauna man, was shot around 2:20 a.m. in the 2000 block of W. Fairmount Avenue on Jan. 17. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, the man’s death was ruled a homicide.

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies found the man’s body inside of a vehicle Monday night following a confrontation with a Hartland woman who was eventually arrested for her connection to the incident.

According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found the Hartland woman at the BP gas station located at 281 W. Main St. in Cambridge on Monday after she was reportedly seen asking people for money and a ride.

When deputies approached her, she allegedly displayed a handgun and refused to follow commands. Police used a taser to subdue the woman, but it did not work. Deputies eventually disarmed and arrested her.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle the woman had reportedly been traveling in, law enforcement found the man’s body and ultimately determined his death occurred at a different location.

The Milwaukee Police Department is leading the death investigation. They said they’re still investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.

The woman faces tentative charges of recklessly endangering safety, resisting while armed, disorderly conduct while armed, and carrying a concealed weapon. She is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.

Dane County officials said any charges related to the death will be filed in Milwaukee County.

News 3 Now is not naming the suspect at this time as part of a policy not to name suspects until they have been formally charged in court. News 3 Now has also decided not to name the victim due to privacy reasons.

WTMJ in Milwaukee provided documents from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, which contributed to this report.