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Suspect in shooting of officer still jailed, and needs lawyer

Brad Williams

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The suspect in the August shooting of a La Crosse policeman wants a lower bond to get out of jail. 

Kruk

Allen Kruk said in court Friday that he hopes to spend time with his daughter before his case is resolved. 

Kruk is now jailed under a $50,000 cash bond for attempted murder, after firing at La Crosse policeman Dustin Darling in August. 

Darling was protected by an armored vest, and he fired at Kruk, who was hospitalized for several days after being shot.

Court commissioner Pat Heim said she would not reduce Kruk’s bond until he is able to get a defense attorney.

Kruk is scheduled back in court on Nov. 22.

Kruk said that based on what he’s been through since the shooting, he never wants to cause pain to others again.  

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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