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Attempted murder suspect jailed in Crawford County

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An Illinois man is accused of attempted murder after a shooting in Crawford County. 

Bond is set at $50,000 for Lee Kennedy of Roscoe, Ill. 

The shooting happened in the Eastman area early Friday morning, when Jason Melvin of Monticello reportedly was shot in the head while backing his truck out of a driveway. 

Melvin is reported in critical condition. 

Investigators say Melvin and a female friend met Kennedy at a bar, and gave him a ride to their cabin, where they apparently drank for a while. 

Kennedy is accused of shooting at the truck while Melvin and the woman were driving away. 

He has another court hearing scheduled on Monday.     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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