Man wanted for Milwaukee homicide; drone deployed, leads to arrest

The Madison Police Department used a drone to help locate a man wanted for a homicide on Wednesday, Dec. 21. 

According to a news release, the Wisconsin State Patrol was involved in a pursuit around 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 21. The vehicle being chased crashed on the off-ramp from eastbound I-90 to westbound Highway 12 – and the driver ran from the scene.

A Madison police sergeant in the area deployed a drone and was able to locate the man. The drone followed him as he tried to hide in a dumpster before moving toward a clump of trees. The drone operator was able to talk officers to his location. The man was eventually taken into custody.

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Officials say the man was wanted out of Milwaukee for second-degree reckless homicide.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is handling the investigation.