Skip to Content

Woman Now Charged with Criminal Homicide for Saturday Night's Fatal Shooting in Madison



Darlene R. Knight, 48, is now charged with criminal homicide for Saturday night’s murder of Latonia Johnson, 50, who was fatally shot at 9:45 p.m. in the parking lot of Rothwood Apartments on Rothwood Avenue in Madison.

The investigation shows that the two women attended a birthday party at the complex and, while there, got into a fist fight. Knight initially left in a vehicle, but returned as Johnson was in the parking lot preparing to leave. Witnesses reported that Knight got out of her car armed with a pistol and began to point it at Johnson. Johnson charged toward Knight. Knight fired. Johnson was hit and died at the scene. Knight fled prior to police arrival.

Knight, who surrendered herself late this afternoon, refused to answer detective’s questions.


Darlene R. Knight, 48