News Flash

Police Department Press Releases

Posted on: July 19, 2020

Sentinel Pass Shooting

fpd media release

Incident Type:Shooting

Location: 4400 block of Sentinel Pass

Incident Date: 7/19/20

Release Date: 7/19/20

Incident #: 20-11732

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Incident Details:

A nineteen-year-old man sustained serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries after being shot early this morning in the 4400 block of Sentinel Pass.  Around 12:50 this morning, a resident called to report they heard multiple gunshots and saw a car parked in the middle of the street. Fitchburg officers responded to the scene and were unable to locate the vehicle.

Another witness reported they saw a dark sedan leave the area at a high rate of speed shortly after the gunshots.  A short time later, a man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.  The victim confirmed he had been shot on Sentinel Pass.

Based on initial information obtained by investigators, it appears the victim planned to meet another person or persons in the street on Sentinel Pass. During the encounter, one of the men he arranged to meet shot the victim.  The victim does not appear to have any connection to the neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

Investigators located evidence of the shooting in the street and determined two rounds struck an occupied home. The rounds went through the front of the house and were located inside. No one inside the home was injured.

Personnel from the City of Madison Police Department and the Town of Madison Police Department assisted officers from the Fitchburg Police Department with the investigation.

Suspect Description: The shooter was described as a Black male, approximately 20-30 years old and 6’3” with a slender build. He was wearing all black and had long braids.

Another male in the suspect vehicle was described as a Black male, approximately 20-30 years old and bald with tattoos on his forehead.  

Suspect Vehicle Description: The suspect vehicle was described as a dark, newer model Chevrolet Impala.

Officers attempted to speak with area residents early this morning to locate potential witnesses or video evidence and are continuing those efforts today. If you live in the area and have any information related to this incident please contact the Fitchburg Police Department. We are interested in any home video surveillance footage of vehicles or people who may have been in the surrounding area from 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

If you have information related to this incident:

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


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Department Press Releases

fpd media release

Stabbing suspect arrested

Posted on: October 11, 2020
fpd media release

Shots Fired-4400 block of Sentinel Pass

Posted on: September 26, 2020
fpd media release

Death Investigation

Posted on: September 9, 2020
fpd media release

Armed Robbery 20-14930

Posted on: September 8, 2020
fpd media release

McKee Road Welfare Check - UPDATED

Posted on: September 4, 2020
fpd media release

Viroqua Drive Shooting

Posted on: August 30, 2020
fpd media release

Shots Fired

Posted on: August 22, 2020
fpd media release

Fight Leads to Firearm Discharge

Posted on: August 22, 2020
fpd media release

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit & Arrest

Posted on: August 20, 2020
fpd media release

Disturbance Leads to Shot Fired

Posted on: February 17, 2020