Medical examiner confirms downtown shooting victim died from gunshot wounds
MADISON, Wis. — Dane County authorities confirmed Monday that the victim of last week’s deadly downtown shooting died of injuries he suffered when he was shot outside of the Dane County Jail.
According to the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, 32-year-old Dwayne Collins Jr. of Fitchburg died from an undisclosed number of gunshot wounds after the Wednesday evening shooting. Preliminary results from Collins Jr.’s autopsy, which was completed Friday, confirmed the man died at a local hospital.
Collins Jr.’s mother identified him Friday night at a vigil held in downtown Madison.
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Madison police on Friday said Collins Jr. was leaving the jail alongside his mother when the shooter fired at the man. Authorities said they found more than a dozen shell casings in the area after the shooting.
Shortly after the incident, Madison police officers took two men — 20-year-old Demone Cummins and 25-year-old Amond Galtney — into custody. Police said they identified the pair as suspects with the help of footage from security cameras in the area.
Cummins will likely be charged with first-degree intentional homicide, possession with intent to sell heroin, possession of a machine gun, and obstructing. Galtney will likely be charged with first-degree intentional homicide as a party to the crime, eluding and obstructing, police said. Neither man had been charged in Dane County Court as of Monday afternoon.
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During a Thursday press conference, MPD Police Chief Shon Barnes described the shooting as a “premeditated and pre-planned targeted incident.”
Authorities said the medical examiner’s office and Madison Police Department are still investigating the shooting and Collins Jr.’s death.
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