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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Shots fired 5100 Anton Dr

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Incident Type: Shots Fired

Location: 5100 block of Anton Dr

Incident Date: 1/1/2021

Release Date: 1/1/2021

Incident #: 21-0000004

Arrested & Charges: Desmond Moss, 21.

Booked into the Dane County Jail on tentative charges including 1st degree recklessly endangering safety & endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon: operate/go armed with a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant. 

Prepared By: Sgt Michael Buri

Incident Details:

On January 1, at 1:50 a.m., Fitchburg Police Officers responded to the 5100 block of Anton Drive, for a weapons violation. Officers were advised of a single suspect that had fired three rounds in the area. Witnesses were able to describe the suspect to officers and provide officers the suspect’s last known direction. 

Officers were able to locate the suspect and safely took the suspect into custody.

One of the rounds that was fired by the suspect went through the wall of an occupied apartment. There were no injuries reported during the incident. 

The Fitchburg Police Department was assisted by the Verona Police Department and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. 

Anyone with information related to this incident who has not already spoken with an officer is asked to contact the Fitchburg Police Department: (608)270-4300.

Tips and information can also be kept anonymous by:

•Calling the Fitchburg Police Department Tipster Line - (608)270-4321

•Texting a tip to 847411. Include the keyword "Fitchburg" with your tip.

•Contacting Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 or

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