Jason Pritchard Identified As Victim Of Homicidal Firearm-Related Trauma Outside Badger Tavern
The identity of the man who was fatally shot outside a bar in Madison early Friday morning has been disclosed by the Dane Co. Medical Examiner’s Office.
According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Jason Pritchard, the victim, was confirmed to have died due to homicidal firearm-related trauma.
On the day of the shooting, the Madison Police Department stated that they had initiated a homicide investigation into Pritchard’s death.
The cause of the shooting is still under investigation by authorities. As per their previous warning, it may take time to do so.
On Friday, MPD Officer Jason Ostrenga reported that the victim had been shot dead without any apparent reason. According to the speaker, the situation is unsettling as it creates a sense of vulnerability.
The fear of being caught off guard while enjoying a casual drink at a local bar and being subjected to gun violence is a cause for concern.
According to MPD, officers were dispatched to the Badger Tavern located in the 1600 block of Seminole Highway shortly after midnight on Friday. Upon arrival, they discovered Pritchard in the parking lot. Life-saving measures were initiated, however, the Madison man was declared deceased at the location.
Upon the arrival of officers, the individual believed to be responsible for the shooting was still present at the scene and subsequently apprehended by law enforcement. A man has been arrested and booked into the Dane County jail on a charge of first-degree homicide.
A suspect is currently in custody, according to reports. According to Ostrenga, multiple witnesses were interviewed and based on the information gathered, the incident appears to have been confined to the victim and the suspect in question.
According to police, the gun that is believed to have been used in the shooting has been recovered.
MPD detectives are requesting that anyone with information regarding the incident call them at 608-266-4730.
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