Several Arrested In Fatal North Side Shooting
Updated On: Oct 25 2011 10:09:34 AM CDT
The Madison Police Department has identified suspects arrested in connection with last week's fatal shooting on the city's north side, and police said they are searching for a person of interest in the case.
Madison police said Jonathan TeAndre Wilson, 20, was killed in the shooting on Oct. 20. Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive.
Police said they arrived at a highly chaotic scene, where multiple shots had been fired. Police said they found Wilson dead at the scene and a second male victim with a superficial gunshot wound, which didn't require medical attention.
Police said they identified suspects through their investigation, and that several suspects have been arrested in connection to the slaying.
Demetrius V. Matticx, 18, of Madison was arrested on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide, police said.
Dreyon D. James, 19, of Madison, was arrested on a tentative charge of party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide, police said.
Jimmy A. Leuaxay, 18, of Madison, was arrested on a tentative charge of party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide, police said.
John K. Leauxay, 18, of Madison, was arrested on a tentative charge of party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide, police said.
Madison police said the investigation is ongoing, and other persons of interest are being sought for questioning.
Among individuals that Madison police would like to locate is Shon Hamilton, 20, of Madison. Police said he is a person of interest in this crime, and he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Hamilton should call 911.
Police said the shooting was a gang-related incident and not a random event. Police said the violence occurred between individuals with strong gang affiliations, and the gang members involved in the shooting specifically targeted the other group in a coordinated attack with multiple weapons being fired.
"There were drugs related at the scene. At this point, the motive isn't exactly clear if drugs were a feature of the motive or they just happened to be part of the landscape that night," said Cam McLay, of the Madison Police Department.
Investigators said they believe that there were others who also participated in the violence, who police have not yet been able to identify, and police are continuing to investigate to identify those individuals.
"We are going to try to use this as an opportunity to bring the good people in this neighborhood together, talk about what's been happening in their neighborhoods and see if we can find a way to work together and help address this concern in the future, because this isn't the type of incident that happens in isolation. This probably has been building for some time," McLay said.
Police said they believe there are members of the public who have information that would allow them to successfully solve this case and bring the suspects to justice.
Information on the case can be given to Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Callers can remain anonymous and maybe eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.
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