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Guilty plea from April shooting on La Crosse’s south side



The shooting that took place near the A&W and Pizza King on the south side of La Crosse last year got a guilty plea.

Mount Horeb, Wis., native Trevongh Martin admitted Wednesday to felony possession of a firearm.

The 22-year-old and another man were fired at from inside a house on 17th St. last April, as the two were going to the house to buy marijuana.

Martin fired a gun toward the house, after the second man, Jonlazaire Burch, was shot in the leg.

A man inside the house, who’s accused of shooting at Martin, is scheduled to be tried next week.

Vayou Yang, who lived across the road from Pizza King on South Ave., apparently saw Martin limping into the restaurant.

“By the time he got to the Pizza King, I finally got dispatch on the phone and told them, ‘You need to get someone over here quick, I think there’s a gentleman that’s been shot in the leg,'” Yang said.

“There’s some gunshots outside my house. You need to get someone down here ASAP! He just walked into Pizza King!'” Yang said, reenacting the conversation with emotion. “They’re like, ‘Are you sure?’

“And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m standing across the street in my house. He’s in there!'”

Yang then gave dispatch a description of the man.

“Within a matter of, maybe 20 seconds, cops swarmed in, guns drawn and that was it,” he said.

Traffic was barricaded blocks away around the area during the incident.

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