Four alleged gang members were charged Thursday with shooting another man in the back last month in Downtown Madison.
The four men, alleged members of the Mickey Cobras gang, shot the victim as he sat in his car on the 700 block of West Washington Avenue on Feb. 6 because he was "the ops," or enemy, according to criminal complaints filed in Dane County Circuit Court which charged the men with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
The four men charged Thursday are: Xavier D. Davis, 23; Jawaun K. Greer, 17; and Darrick R. Thompson, 23, all of Madison; and Roberto M. Rodriguez Sostre, 22, no permanent address.
Bail for Davis and Thompson was set at $50,000 by Dane County Court Commissioner Jason Hanson.
Hanson set bail at $40,000 for Greer.
Hanson dismissed charges against Rodriguez Sostre because he said the complaint didn't contain enough evidence supporting charges against him, although charges can be refiled.
The complaint said Rodriguez Sostra realized what was going to happen and told the others he did not want to take part, but was told by by Greer he would be "laid down" if he didn't "settle down."
Prosecutors allege that the four men saw the victim's car somewhere in a parking lot on South Fish Hatchery Road on Feb. 6 and decided to shoot him because he was "the opposition," according to the criminal complaint. The four then allegedly drove and parked in the area of West Washington Avenue and Park Street before shooting the victim.
The man was taken to UW Hospital, where he had surgery, the complaint stated.