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Man accused of firing gun in downtown La Crosse arrested



La Crosse Police have arrested a man suspected of firing a gun in downtown La Crosse early Sunday morning.

28 year old Robert Powell IV of La Crosse is the suspect and is currently in custody.

Powell is accused of firing a .380 caliber weapon into the air as multiple fights took place in front of Whos On Third bar in La Crosse.

Powell fled the area before police arrived.

Cops say they used public and private surveillance footage to identify him.

He was taken into custody without incident shortly before noon this morning.

Referred charges include 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment, possessing a firearm as a felon, and disorderly conduct.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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  1. Dawn Kinard

    July 31, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Let me guess,he gets arrested and then he is let “out”on bond, returns to where-ever, a no-show in court. Returns to La Crosse later and continues…?!

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