Man killed in shooting outside bar identified

A 30-year-old man who died from gunshot wounds in a shooting outside a Madison bar is identified by his family as Martez Moore.

Moore’s sister, Kayle Moore, identified her brother as the man shot and killed shot in a parking lot north of the West Towne Mall early Tuesday morning.

“His laugh was so contagious,” she said. “I hate this so much… that he had to leave so soon.”

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it was Martez Moore who was killed. An autopsy found Moore died due to “homicidal firearm trauma.”

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said police have found at least eight different gun casings that came from two different guns outside Martin O’Grady’s Irish Pub in the 7400 block of Mineral Point Road where the incident occurred.

Koval said another man was found later in a car on Schroeder Road suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

But Koval said the entire community needs to step up to stop incidents like this. “To take care of gun violence, we need all hands on deck,” Koval said.

Koval said about 15 to 20 people entered O’Grady’s earlier in the evening. Just after 1 a.m., about half of the group went into the parking lot, where a gun battle erupted.

Koval said a vehicle was seen speeding away from the scene. A Dane County sheriff’s deputy saw a car that match the description of the vehicle on Schroeder Road shortly after the shooting. Koval said the vehicle was seized for evidence.

Koval said no one is in custody, and very few people involved are willing to talk about what happened.

“A lot of people here ‘don’t know nothing about nothing’,” Koval said. “We have to stop that. Someone has to step forward and step out, and tell us who did what to whom.”

Moore’s family echoed his statements, asking for people who know something to come forward.

“I’m not going to accept this until whoever did it is caught,” Kayle Moore said. “I just can’t. Not until that person is caught.”

Koval said the shooting is symptomatic of a larger issue in the community.

“These are things that rock the foundation of our world,” said Koval. “Our worlds are being rocked by people that think gun play can resolve issues.” 

Koval said many of the people they have talked to are not strangers to the criminal justice system, and that some of the people involved have gang affiliations. Koval said detectives from the department’s violent crimes unit are at the scene trying to conduct an investigation.

Koval was unsure how long the crime tape would remain up at the scene. He said police would try to tighten the scene over time so businesses in the strip mall would be allowed to operate.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Madison police.