Jefferson County homicide, teen charged with shooting


A Dane County teenager is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, accused of shooting and killing a woman in Jefferson County on August 9.

Prosecutors charge Daiqwaun Lucas, 16, of Fitchburg, with shooting the victim in the back of the head.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Sumner’s home around 12:15 p.m. on August 9, where it was reported that a woman had been shot. An autopsy revealed that the victim had been shot twice in the back of the neck.

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While driving to the scene, a criminal complaint says a deputy saw a “black man in a red tracksuit” walking down the road. Upon arrival, the deputy spoke to a witness who described the shooter as a “black man all wearing red clothes”.

The deputy returned to where he had seen the man walking, made a “high risk stop” and apprehended the suspected shooter – since identified as Lucas, according to the complaint.

The complaint says a witness told police the house was rented for a party and everyone was celebrating when the shooting took place. Several witnesses described hearing gunshots and a group of people trying to hold Lucas at home until law enforcement could get there.

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The same witnesses described finding the victim and hearing other people, including children, say that Lucas had “killed” the victim, the complaint states. A third witness told police he “heard two shots” and saw Lucas shoot the victim twice.

Court records show Lucas made a first court appearance on August 12. The court set Lucas’ cash bond at $1 million.

Lucas is due back in court on September 29 for a jurisdictional hearing.


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