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Marshall Police Chief John Nault said in a news release that six people were home and sleeping when Norquist allegedly fired through a window of a flat in the 400 block of Farnham Street late Saturday night. None of the residents were injured.
Officers responded to the apartment on Sunday morning after one of the residents reported finding a bullet hole in one of the windows. The resident told police he heard the sound of breaking glass during the night, but did not know what it was, according to the statement.
Police eventually concluded that the bullet passed through the window and living room before lodging in a wall in the kitchen.
During the investigation, an officer reportedly saw two people standing outside the building looking for something in the grass. When the officer made contact with the couple, the officer saw what they believed to be a pistol in one of the individual’s pockets.
Another officer responded to the scene and the two individuals were eventually arrested. During a search, police discovered that one of the subjects was armed with a 9mm pistol and had a fully loaded magazine in his pocket. Officers later found an empty 9mm casing in the grass in the area through which the subjects had previously looked.
Both subjects were then taken to the Marshall Police Department for interviews. According to the statement, officers determined that Norquist deliberately fired the gun into the apartment. He allegedly stated that he was not specifically targeting any apartment or individual and that he chose the apartment because all the lights were out.
Norquist made his first appearance in Dane County Court on Tuesday. He obtained a signature bond, which he signed that day. He was later released from Dane County Jail.
The 18-year-old’s next court appearance – a status conference – is scheduled for May 23 at 2 p.m.
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