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Shooting suspect arrested after man wounded in Madison

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Staff Report
The Madison Police department is investigating a shooting that occurred in Presidential Estates on Thursday, Oct. 12. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on that date, Central Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a shooting in the 120 block of Taft Drive in Madison, according to a statement issued by Madison Police Chief Jeremy Perkins. Upon arrival, officers located a 19-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his right leg. The victim was transported to King’s Daughters’ Health and his injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.
Officers spoke with several individuals in the area who witnessed the shooting. Several of these witnesses identified 29-year-old Shane Melton of Madison as the alleged shooter. These witnesses alleged that after the shooting Melton fled into an apartment at 120 Taft Drive. Officers surrounded the residence and the Madison Emergency Response Team responded. Spent shell casings were located near the area where the witnesses identified that the shooting took place.
As a search warrant was being sought, Melton spoke with Detective Kurtis Wallace over the phone and gave him his location on Green Road. Melton denied involvement in the shooting. Indiana Parole Agents then spoke with Melton in person. A parole warrant was obtained for Melton due to alleged violations of his parole terms and he was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
After a search warrant was obtained officers searched the home for evidence related to the shooting. Ammunition, suspected methamphetamine and marijuana were located. The investigation is ongoing and charges stemming from this investigation are expected, Perkins said.
The investigation is being led by Detective Kurtis Wallace and Patrolmen Kyle Cutshaw with the Madison Police Department. The Madison Police Department would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and Indiana Parole for their assistance.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.