Suspect arrested after shooting at blood bank

Suspect arrested after shooting at blood bank

Madison officers arrested a man in connection with the shooting that took place at an east side blood bank Friday afternoon.

Aquan Bell, 19, is being charged with causing injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon.

Police were called to Interstate Blood and Plasma at 3521 Anderson St. at 1 p.m. for a report that a shot had been fired. Officers said it appeared Bell was there to donate blood when he accidentally discharged a weapon, and then fled.

According to Brian Kauester, the blood bank’s regional manager, Bell discharged the gun while in the bathroom and hit an employee in the foot. Police said the employee suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Madison College, located across the street from the blood bank, went into lockdown for about an hour while officers and K-9 units searched for Bell. The campus lockdown was lifted about 2:10 p.m. Police said it doesn’t appear he directly threatened anyone or entered any schools.