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Suspect in Racine shooting arrested on French Island, sent back to Racine

Brad Williams

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An attempted murder suspect from Racine has been arrested on French Island. 

Twenty-six-year-old Gregory Wells surrendered Wednesday night to police in the Town of Campbell, after a search of an apartment on Williams Street. 

On Thursday afternoon, Wells was taken from the La Crosse jail to be transported back to Racine County.

Racine Police told cops in Campbell that Wells was wanted in a gang-related shooting that happened on March 12th, and a search warrant led the county and city of La Crosse emergency response teams to the local apartment. 

Wells is suspected of 25 criminal counts, including attempted murder and reckless endangerment. 

The arrest happened around 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

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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