Area TV journalist shot with pellet gun, officials say

A 51-year-old man is accused of shooting a pellet gun at a TV news crew Sunday night just north of Madison in the town of Burke, officials said.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said a journalist from an area television station was filming the scene of a duplex fire on Larry Lane, northwest of County Road CV, when he was struck from behind by a pellet.

Sheriff’s deputies, who were already at the scene of the fire, responded to the area where the shots were coming from and spoke with witnesses.

On Monday, deputies questioned Jeffery S. Lovick who admitted to shooting at news crews because he said he felt they were infringing on his property, according to the report.

Lovick was arrested on suspicion of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

The 40-year-old man who was struck by the pellet suffered minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

No employees of News 3 were injured in the incident.