Dawaun Hugger: shooting suspect stood over victim, fired ~6 shots
FITCHBURG, Wis. (WMTV) – The man accused of trying to kill a man outside a Fitchburg apartment complex on Memorial Day stood over the victim and fired approximately six shots, all while the victim’s mother looked on, according to the criminal complaint against him.
Dawaun Hugger has been charged with attempted first-degree homicide and misdemeanor bail jumping. He appeared in Dane Co. court Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty, and his cash bond was set at $250,000.
According to Fitchburg Police Dept. detective Jordan Trundle, Hugger, 20, claimed he drove from Sun Prairie to Fitchburg with the intention of fighting his brothers, who he said were “talking (expletive).” The mother of the shooting victim told investigators Hugger took on both of his brothers before moving on to the shooting victim, who was only identified in the complaint by his initials.
The victim’s mother claimed her son “was able to beat up Dawaun,” before the defendant went to an SUV and grabbed a gun, the complaint continued. Two videos taken by bystanders also showed Hugger getting a handgun from the Ford Explorer and then walking toward the victim before firing, investigators noted.