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Two new arrests in connection with Langdon Street attempted homicide

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison man has been arrested and faces a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in a shooting Oct. 17 on Langdon Street.

From the left, Nickel, Coby, Buckner

Benjamin L. Nickel, 38, was taken into custody Wednesday on the attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Jeremiah C. Coby, 39, also arrested Wednesday, faces a possible charge of attempted first degree intentional homicide – party to a crime.

Brandon M. Buckner, Sr., 28, Madison, was arrested earlier and faces a charge of second-degree reckless endangering safety.

Madison Police Department Violent Crimes Unit detectives believe Nickel and Coby fired handguns at two other suspects following a marijuana deal that went poorly, according to a police incident report.

Bullets passed over nearby Langdon Street, fortunately no innocent people were hit.

Two sets of shell casings, from two different guns, were found and taken into evidence.

Detectives believe that a dispute in a second-floor State Street apartment with a window that faced Langdon Street preceded the gunshots. A couple of men fled the apartment into an alley.

An exchange of gunfire followed, police said. One bullet hit the office window of an apartment building on Langdon Street. No one was inside the office, according to police. No one has been reported injured.

The apartment also sustained gunshot damage, police said.

Buckner was found nearby and arrested.

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