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Police investigate home invasion and shots fired


MADISON (WKOW) - Madison Police are searching for a suspect involved in a home intrusion early Saturday morning.

Dane County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call at approximately 2:09 a.m. on the 3500 block of Commercial Avenue, in the Township of Blooming Grove.  The report was of a home invasion where a female resident was confronted by an intruder.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that the female resident was investigating the sound of footsteps when she was confronted with a masked intruder who attempted to use a form of pepper spray on her.

Officials said the resident, who had armed herself with a handgun, fired several shots at the intruder.  The suspect fled on foot.  The female resident was not injured during the incident

Authorities conducted a K-9 search, but the suspect was not located.  

The Dane County Sheriff's Office described the suspect as a black male in his mid 20's, approximately 5'08" - 5'10" in height and approximately 160-180 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and bandanna.

Authorities said it is unknown at this time if the suspect sustained any injuries.  If anyone has information related to this incident, please contact the Dane County 911 Center or the Dane County Sheriff's Office Tips Line at 608-284-6900.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Department and Madison Police investigate a home invasion and shots fired.

According to Dane County Communications, a call came in around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning. A woman says a man broke into her home on the 3500 block of Commercial Avenue.

According to Dane County Communications, the woman fired shots at a suspect. Police don't believe the suspect was injured. Dane County Communications says police are using a dog to try and find the suspect.

Stay with WKOW.com for more information about this developing story.

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