Crawford Shooting

By: News Release
Oct 26th, 2019

On October 25, 2019 at approx. 1:20 a.m. the Crawford County Dispatch received a 911 call from a female who stated that she was in a vehicle in a driveway and the male driver of the vehicle had been shot in the head as they were going out of the driveway. The female caller said that the back window of the truck was blown out from the bullet and she had no idea where she was. Dispatch was able to locate the caller by cell phone coordinates which showed she was on Martin lane in Eastman Township.

The woman stated that she and the male victim had given a man that they had met at a local tavern, a ride to a cabin where he was staying because he was out celebrating his birthday and was too intoxicated to drive. The woman said that when they arrived at the cabin, they went into an RV type camper parked beside the cabin and continued to celebrate the man’s birthday. The female caller said that they were there for about 45 minutes and when they were driving away someone shot into the truck through the back window striking the male driver in the back of the head.

The male victim a 47-year-old from Monticello WI was taken to Crossing Rivers Hospital and Med Flighted to UW Hospital, where he is in critical condition. The 40-year-old female passenger from Soldiers Grove was not injured. A 47-year-old man from Rosco Ill was taken into custody by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept. with the assistance of the La Crosse County Tactical Team and their BearCat. The man has been detained for questioning with possible charges to follow.

The Wisconsin State crime lab and Wisconsin State Patrol have been called to assist with processing and diagraming the scene.

Assisting at the scene were the Eastman First responders and Fire Dept, Tri State Ems, and the Prairie du Chien Police Dept.

The shooting remains under investigation