Adel man claims he tried to scare, not kill man


February 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

ADEL, Iowa (AP) – A central Iowa man accused of fatally shooting another man says in court documents that he fired a rifle to scare him, not kill him.  Brandon Madren, of Adel, is charged with first-degree murder and reckless use of a firearm causing injury in the Feb. 18 shooting of Nathan Greene, also of Adel. Court documents show the gunshot that killed Greene was fired from a third-story apartment window.

Madren told police that Greene tried to kick down his apartment door, then left the building and was standing on Madren’s car in the parking lot. Madren says Greene was threatening him when Madren fired a rifle, hitting Greene in the chest. Madren remains in the Dallas County jail on $500,000 bond.