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Onalaska man’s handgun goes off accidentally, leads to criminal charges

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The shot went off around 7 p.m. Friday from an apartment building on Seventh Street in La Crosse. 

Tyler Fosbinder was showing his Hi-Point .45-caliber to some friends when it slipped from his hand. The gun went off when he caught it.

The bullet went through a man’s wrist then continued into another man’s thigh.

The two were brought to the hospital by Fosbinder, who then drove off, apparently to Grandad Bluff to smoke marijuana.

When the 19-year-0ld returned to his apartment, he found police searching the parking lot. Before being taken into custody, police found $1,295 in a rolled up bundle and another $50 in his wallet.

Fosbinder denied knowledge of the shooting several times before finally admitting it at the police station. He was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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