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Quadren Wilson, shot by state police, sentenced to six years

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Surveillance video shows the scene after Quadren Wilson was shot five times.

Quadren Wilson, who was shot multiple times by state Department of Criminal Investigation officers on February 3, has been sentenced to three years in state prison and three years of extended supervision after pleading guilty to manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance, online court records indicate.

Records show that he additionally pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to an additional 30 days in prison. Charges from 2021 of disorderly conduct and illegal use of a phone to make threats were dismissed.

Wilson has been in the Dane County Jail since February 3, when he was shot while being arrested on Madison’s far east side. He will receive credit for 97 days served.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office, which is handling the investigation of the shooting, confirmed in a press release in February that 21 law enforcement agents from five federal, state and local agencies were involved in the arrest, and two state officers discharged their weapons, wounding Wilson.

Thirteen agents from the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, three federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents, three Madison Police Department officers, one Wisconsin State Patrol trooper and one Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden were involved in the operation, which took place around 8:19 am on Thursday, February 3, according to a press release. Two DCI agents fired their weapons. None of the officers involved were wearing body cameras. However, policy requires that vehicles involved would have cameras rolling. Madison365 has requested the video from those cameras. That request has been denied once but has been resubmitted.

No additional information has been released, despite repeated requests and questions, and the Sheriff’s Office has not held a media briefing on the investigation. A Dane County Sheriff’s office representative said the District Attorney’s office has “the bulk of our investigation” and it will be officially closed soon.

State Department of Corrections spokesman John Beard told Madison365 that the DOC issued an apprehension request due to an allegation that Wilson was engaged in criminal behavior that would have violated the terms of his probation. Beard said that request was issued on February 3, but before law enforcement officers made contact.

It is not clear what led to the apprehension request, why so many officers were required to make the arrest, or why DCI agents opened fire.

Wilson’s family has said he had an appointment the next morning with his probation officer, and could have been peacefully taken into custody at that time. They have also said that he was shot five times even though he was unarmed. They said he had surgery Saturday, February 4 and was booked into the jail on Sunday, February 5, and remained in extreme pain for several weeks. At a protest in February, Wilson’s brother, Mane Morris, said the family wants him re-admitted to UW Hospital.

A DCSO captain said he has received adequate care in the jail.