3 men wanted for questioning in fatal O’Grady’s pub shooting

Police are looking for three men in connection with the pub shooting that left a man dead on Madison’s west side earlier this month.

At a news conference Friday morning, Madison police said they are looking for William D. Flowers, 25, of Fitchburg, Billy N. Richmond, 35, of Fitchburg, and Travis G. Smith Jr., 28, of Madison, as part of the investigation into the murder of 30-year-old Martez Moore shortly after 1 a.m. on April 19. 

Police Chief Mike Koval said investigators are still looking for tips and information connected to the incident that took place outside O’Grady’s Pub and Grille on Mineral Point Road.

Koval said police have wanted to interview Flowers, Richmond and Smith, but have been unable to find them. He said they are considered material witnesses but are not suspects in the murder. The three men also have multiple outstanding warrants against them and have been wanted by the department outside the Moore homicide investigation. But police believe the three men can provide police needed insight as they investigate the case.

Koval said no one is in custody, and very few people who witnessed the incident are willing to talk about what happened. He said police are urging anyone who has information about the incident, or who knows where Smith, Richmond and Flowers are, to call the department or Crime Stoppers.

Koval said Moore will be laid to rest Friday, and police will be on “heightened vigil” with more officers on patrol, as there is the possibility that there may be retaliation or other violence related to Moore’s death.

A representative of Crime Stoppers also spoke at the news conference Friday to emphasize that tipsters are anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards.

Anyone with information should call Madison police at 608-255-2345 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.