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UPDATE: Man arrested in connection to East side homicide

 
UPDATE: Man arrested in connection to East side homicide
Posted July 24th, 2014 @ 6:08am by 1310 WIBA/NBC 15/Madison Police

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 ---

Madison police say a suspect has been arrested on a First Degree Intentional Homicide charge in Chicago on Tuesday afternoon.

42 year old Marcius Lee allegedly shot 46 year old Robert France, Saturday morning, outside the Howard Johnson's on the East side of Madison.

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UPDATED Monday, July 21, 2014 ---

MADISON, Wis.--- The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has released the name of the man killed over the weekend in Madison. Robert France, 46 years old, was shot and killed Saturday morning on East Washington.

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UPDATED: Monday, July 21, 2014 ---

Detectives believe the homicide is drug related and that the victim was targeted for drugs and/or drug money.

The deceased man was from the state of Oregon. It will be up to the Dane County Medical Examiner to release his name.

Investigators are continuing to work leads. A suspect has yet to be identified.

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07/21/2014 UPDATE:

Madison police have found the vehicle being sought in Saturday's homicide after receiving a tip.  The SUV was located Sunday in a parking lot off East Towne Boulevard. 

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Madison Police are still searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred yesterday morning outside a hotel on the city's east side.

Police say...a 46-year-old man was shot to death outside the Howard Johnson Plaza hotel at 3841 East Washington Avenue.  Police were called to the scene at 9:07 AM, following a report of shots fired.

The victim has not been identified.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man between the ages of 30 and 40, between 5'10" and 6-feet tall.  He's estimated at about 350 pounds with short hair.  Police are also searching for a white Qfinity SUV that may have been tied to the crime.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 911.

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