Trial dates set for men accused in 2021 deadly shooting at west Madison gas station

Christopher Somersett And Avieon Little
Courtesy of the Dane County Jail

MADISON, Wis. — Trial dates have been set for two men charged in a deadly shooting on Madison’s west side just under one year ago.

The July 5, 2021, shooting at a gas station in the 4500 block of Verona Road killed 22-year-old Keshaun Q. Davis-Williams. Christopher Somersett, Jr., 27, faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the case, while 25-year-old Avieon Little faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime.

Online court records show jury selection in the case is set for December 12, with the trial scheduled for December 13 through December 16.

A criminal complaint alleges Little and Somersett showed up at the gas station roughly half an hour before the shooting. Davis-Williams and two other men arrived just before 12:40 a.m.

After the two men inside the car with Davis-Williams went into the store, Little and Somersett began firing at the vehicle Davis-Williams was in.

Officials said Davis-Williams was shot seven times. He was pronounced dead at a hospital roughly 50 minutes after the shooting.