A Madison man accused of shooting another man in the face with bird shot over a video game that was not returned to him was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Antonio D. Washington, 20, also is charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor bail jumping.
At a preliminary hearing in Dane County Circuit Court, town of Madison police Det. Michael Mansavage testified that the victim, Joseph Mayweathers III, told police that a man he knew as "Streets" confronted him with a shotgun and shot him at about 11:45 p.m. June 20 in a parking lot on Deer Valley Road.
Mayweathers later identified Washington as "Streets," Mansavage said.
According to a criminal complaint, Mayweathers, 23, borrowed "Grand Theft Auto" for Xbox from Washington and did not give it back when Washington wanted it.
Mansavage testified Mayweathers told police that after a physical altercation, he returned to the parking lot behind 102 Deer Valley Road to retrieve some items he had dropped, and that's when Washington shot him.
Mayweathers ran away, telling police, "'Streets' was trying to kill me," Mansavage said.
Mayweathers was hit in the head and upper torso. A doctor who treated Mayweathers at UW Hospital told police he "was lucky to be alive" as the shots "just missed critical organs," Mansavage said.
Mayweathers had about 70 pellets in his body, many in his face and nasal area, Mansavage said, adding that there was a question about whether some of the pellets could be removed without causing more damage.