Cantonment McDonald’s Shooting Victim Sentenced To Probation

September 11, 2019

A man shot last March the McDonald’s on Highway 29 in Cantonment has been sentenced to probation.

Judge Jeffrey Burns withheld adjudication in sentencing Roger David Madden to 12 months supervised probation on a reduced count of misdemeanor first degree battery. He was also ordered to stay away from the victims and their home and to complete anger management counseling.

Madden was originally charged with first degree felony burglary with assault or battery, which was punishable by up to life in prison.

On March 28, a dispute erupted between Madden and another man in the restaurant parking lot on Highway 29 near Old Chemstrand Road. Madden walked away from the vehicle, returned and jumped through an open driver’s side window into the vehicle, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The man inside the vehicle fired one shot in self defence, striking Madden in the arm. Madden was arrested after being released from the hospital.

There were no children present in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but children were present on the scene. file photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Cantonment McDonald’s Shooting Victim Sentenced To Probation”

  1. Disappointing Justice on September 14th, 2019 9:33 pm

    With soft judges like this, we all need to practice self defense. Don’t want to be a “victim” of self protection? Simple solution…mind your business and control your temper. If it’s a legal problem, call 911.

  2. me again on September 11th, 2019 8:17 pm

    There are many folks out there that are road ragers..they speed, run lights, texting. talking on cells and full of hate…they pass you on city streets going 70mph in a 45mph zone….I have see all of this and more. It is getting worse….we need more cops or something. I can see why some folks are cocked and ready to shoot. I don’t blame anyone for that. I carry a loaded gun in my car and won’t hesitate to use it if I have to. I am also a better shot than this shooter was. Dead men tell no tales.

  3. Dawn on September 11th, 2019 12:36 pm

    Jake from State farm, I don’t know who you think this is but apparently you are wrong.

  4. Jake on September 11th, 2019 10:30 am

    I assume you testified in court, backing up the sworn statement you provided to ECSO, since you had intimate, relative knowledge about the facts of this incident.

  5. Rafael Lopez on September 11th, 2019 9:35 am

    And we just called the feds in because of our inner cities’ youth have guns? Don’t hate the player, hate the game. This guy probably had a well paid lawyer to negotiate adjudication with held. Does this mean he gets his guns back when he completes his sentence?!

  6. Tough judge on September 11th, 2019 9:06 am

    You have got to be kidding!!!! We need tough judges. Not one that would slap them on the hand and tell them no. He should had seen one of the judges with the last name of Kinsey!!!! Now they do it right.

  7. Really? on September 11th, 2019 8:39 am

    Really? ONLY probation? Something is not right here.

  8. Jim on September 11th, 2019 8:38 am

    The term “victim” somehow seems inappropriate, especially since he was shot as a consequence of the behavior he in which he chose to engage.

  9. Unjust on September 11th, 2019 8:22 am

    There is so much more to this story, however it will never be told due to the corruption in our city. The shooter, aka “victim”, knew exactly what he was going to do before it ever occurred. He shot someone in a public place while he was sitting in a running vehicle, not in a parking spot, and could have simply driven off. No dna evidence was obtained that placed Mr. Madden in his vehicle either. He simply chose to shoot in front of his children and put other people’s life’s in danger.
    No, I’m not against guns or law enforcement…I’m against idiots and corruption!

  10. Robinhood on September 11th, 2019 7:40 am

    Suspect better be glad the driver couldn’t shoot the side of a Barn. Better be glad that was not anyone else or he just might have ended up dead.

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