Not guilty plea entered for man charged in June Fitchburg shooting

Dwayne Pickens Jr Mugshot
CREDIT: Dane County Jail
CREDIT: Dane County Jail

FITCHBURG, Wis. — The man charged with shooting at another man in Fitchburg earlier this year stood mute in court Tuesday.

Online court records show that Dwayne Pickens Jr., 34, appeared in court Tuesday, and a Not Guilty plea was entered on his behalf. His bail was continued.

Pickens is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and two counts of felony bail jumping.

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Pickens is accused of shooting at another man while the two were in separate vehicles at the intersection of McKee Road and Commerce Park Drive. Authorities said that the shooting stemmed from an argument that the two had at a gas station.

One bullet allegedly fired by Pickens hit the other man’s car. The other man involved allegedly shot back during the encounter. Fitchburg police reportedly found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Pickens’ next scheduled court appearance is a pre-trial conference on November 22.