23-year-old man is suspect in downtown murder case

 Madison police announced Thursday afternoon Darrick Anderson, 23, is their suspect in the murder of Andrew Nesbitt in downtown Madison on Monday. He has been arrested on suspicion of 1st degree intentional homicide.

Police Chief Mike Koval said at a Thursday afternoon news conference that video was instrumental in helping them make the arrest, including city traffic cameras, Madison Metro bus cameras, and video from a cab. 

Video evidence revealed a meeting between Nesbitt and Anderson that Chief Koval described as informal, as if they did not know each other well. Chief Koval added that this meeting happened several city blocks from Nesbitt's apartment on N. Butler Street, where he was found dead by his roommate Monday afternoon.

Chief Koval also revealed at the news conference that detectives have narrowed down the time of Nesbitt's death to a roughly 12-hour period on Monday. A 27 News investigation uncovered the fact Nesbitt had been celebrating his birthday Sunday night into Monday morning at FIVE Nightclub. Koval says his detectives believe the encounter between the two men happened after Nesbitt left FIVE Nightclub.

Other things revealed at the news conference: Police do not have a specific weapon they've found that was used in the death, which the medical examiner says was due to sharp force injuries; detectives have not ruled out any motives, including hate crime; and Anderson had no permanent address in Madison and had only been in the city for a relatively short time.

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