Incident Type: Arrest
Arrested Person: Juwan Wilson, 23, of Fitchburg
Original Incident Location: 2300 block of Post Road
Date of Original Incident: 10/22/2020
Date of Release: 3/15/2021
Completed By: Lt. Edward Hartwick
Juwan Wilson, who was wanted for a 2020 shots fired incident in Fitchburg, had his initial court appearance today in Dane County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony. Wilson was arrested in Chicago last week by members of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Task Force and extradited to Dane County for the charges stemming from the shots fired incident. Wilson also had a felony warrant for his arrest for violating the conditions of his extended supervision through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
The original incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. on October 22, 2020, when Fitchburg officers responded to the 2300 block of Post Road for reports of a person firing multiple rounds at a vehicle driving on Post Road. Responding officers located multiple shell casings and noted the high degree of concern for public safety based on the incident's proximity to a number of apartments, residences, an elementary school, and a park. Investigators from the Fitchburg Police Department developed probable cause to arrest Wilson for the October 2020 incident and began searching for him last month (see previous release below).
Personnel from the Fitchburg Police Department are continuing to work with investigators from other local law enforcement agencies to determine what connections, if any, this incident may have to other shots fired incidents over the last year.
On Friday, February 19, 2021, members of the Dane County Sheriff's Office Tactical Response Team, along with personnel from the Fitchburg Police Department, executed two search warrants related to a shots fired incident that occurred in October of 2020. The first warrant was executed in the 2300 block of High Ridge Trail and was later followed by another warrant in the 2300 block of Post Road.
The original shots fired incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. in the 2300 block of Post Road in Fitchburg on October 22, 2020. During the incident, a man was seen firing a gun at a car driving on Post Road. The man fired multiple rounds, endangering the safety of the many uninvolved community members in the area at the time.
Detectives have since been able to identify the man and develop probable cause for his arrest. He was not found at either location searched today.
Juwan J. Wilson, 23, is wanted for first-degree recklessly endangering safety for the October incident. Wilson is also on extended supervision through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for s previous case of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and is wanted for a violation of the terms of his supervision.
The United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force is assisting in the search for Wilson.
A male and female, connected to one of the searched apartments were taken into custody on various outstanding warrants unrelated to the shots fired incident. A third male, not involved in the investigation, was found in a common area of one of the buildings and taken into custody on outstanding warrants.