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A man who told his ex-girlfriend if he couldn’t have her no one else could, allegedly shot at the woman in her Madison apartment Tuesday night, then fled to Milwaukee, where he was arrested.

The intended victim escaped from her apartment and ran in her stocking feet to an apartment building nearby where she called police.

Jonathan Williams, 27, of Madison, was tentatively charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, strangulation and disorderly conduct, all with a domestic enhancer, Madison police said.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. in an apartment on School Road on the city’s North Side.

The 26-year-old woman told police she suffered a shrapnel wound to a finger after Williams allegedly fired a shot.

“With the weapon still pointed at her, she charged at the gunman and they grappled for control of the handgun,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. “She was eventually able to push him down and flee out the door and down the road.”

The victim suffered several non-life-threatening injuries during the struggle.

Williams fled the scene, and Madison police developed information that he might be headed to Milwaukee.

“Milwaukee police were notified and given the details, and that department’s officers were able to take the suspect into custody and recover the gun,” DeSpain said.

Madison police detectives went to Milwaukee to bring Williams back to the Dane County Jail.

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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