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2 DCI agents fired their weapons in officer-involved shooting in Madison, Sheriff’s Office reports

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Quadren Wilson((WMTV/Jason Rice))
Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:52 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 11, 2022 at 9:48 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Two agents with the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation fired their weapons during the officer-involved shooting on Madison’s east side that left one man wounded, according to the newest details from the Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office.

In its latest statement on Friday, the Sheriff’s Office also revealed a combined 21 federal, state, and local law enforcement members participated in the Feb. 3 arrest of Quadran Wilson, near the carpark at the intersection of American Parkway and East Park Blvd. The update also noted that every law enforcement member, as well as Wilson himself are cooperating with the investigation.

The Sun Prairie Police Dept. has joined the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office stated. State law requires law enforcement agencies that were not involved to investigate any officer involved shooting. Often that third-party agency would be DCI; however, because of DCI’s involvement in Wilson’s arrest, the case was handed to the Sheriff’s Office.

The extent of the effort to bring Wilson into custody was also revealed with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, three state law enforcement agencies (primarily DCI), and the Madison Police Dept. all involved. The breakdown of law enforcement on scene were:

  • 13 DCI agents
  • 3 DEA agents
  • 3 Madison Police Dept. agents
  • 1 Wisconsin State Patrol trooper
  • 1 Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources warden

The Sheriff’s Office added that no agent or officer other than the two DCI agents fired their weapons. Previously, the Madison Police Dept. said its officers were there guarding the perimeter and they neither fired their weapons nor witnessed the shooting.

None of the 21 were wearing body cameras, it was revealed.

Video Released

Almost a week after an officer-involved shooting on Madison’s eastside, new video shows the moments after 38-year-old Quadren Wilson was shot.

Through an open records request, NBC15 Investigates received traffic camera video Thursday from a camera mounted on a traffic pole near the intersection where Wilson was shot near the intersection of American Parkway and East Park Blvd.

When the shooting presumably happened around 8:17 a.m., the camera was facing a different way. Once the camera turns toward the scene around 8:19 a.m., Quadren Wilson’s car is visible. It’s boxed in by four unmarked black trucks. At this point, Wilson is still in his car, but cameras are too far away to know his state or what officers were doing when they are around it.

MORE COVERAGE: Traffic camera video captures moments after officer involved shooting in Madison (incl. raw)

Madison fire and an ambulance arrive on scene at 8:24 a.m. and you can see a handful of officers working to get Wilson on a stretcher which they eventually carry Wilson to the ambulance. The ambulance leaves the scene about 10 minutes after it arrives with Wilson inside.

Also, on Thursday, protesters shut down a street where Quadren Wilson was shot by law enforcement last week. Wilson’s younger brother Mane Morris explained they were looking for answers to why Wilson was shot so many times. Protesters also demanded authorities release the name (or names) of the officer who shot Wilson.

The attorney representing Quadren Wilson said on Monday the shooting that left his client with bullets in the back is at the very least, confusing.

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