Man accused of attempted homicide in west side shooting

Man accused of attempted homicide in west side shooting

A Madison man is accused of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and numerous other charges in a west side shooting.

A criminal complaint states Sean Watkins, 21, shot a 20-year-old man at a home in the 3900 block of Hillcrest Drive during a stop to purchase marijuana on Nov. 10.

The victim told police he was playing video games at the home on Hillcrest Drive when he heard a commotion downstairs and found several men inside the home yelling. He told police Watkins was one of the men in the home and was armed. He said Watkins threatened to shoot him and as he ran for the door he was shot. He said he ran outside the home and as he did he heard five or six more shots and someone in the SUV yelling, “Shoot him again. Shoot him in his back.”

He said he ran into a garage and hid.

Police said shell casings were found near the intersection of Hillcrest and Alden drives.

The victim took himself to UW Hospital where doctors told police the shot went through the victim’s right arm and into his chest, striking internal organs. His injuries were not life-threatening.

An SUV matching the description of the one on Hillcrest Drive was stopped in Madison hours after the shooting. Police said Watkins was in the SUV and armed with a handgun. Another gun was also found in the SUV.

Tyran Weston, 20, told police he was in the SUV when they picked up Watkins before heading to the home on Hillcrest to buy marijuana. He said he believed Watkins shot the victim because of a prior dispute. Weston also admitted to police that he fired three or four shots to scare the victim.

Watkins is also charged with party to the crime of armed robbery with the threat of force, possession of marijuana, party to the crime of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, theft, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Weston was charged with possession of marijuana, party to the crime of possession of a firearm by a felon, party to the crime of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and carrying a concealed weapon.

Saladeen Anderson, 18, was charged with party to the crime of harboring or aiding a felon.

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