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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in La Crosse shooting case

Kaitlyn Riley

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The La Crosse Police Department arrested a suspect in a shooting that happened in the early morning hours of May 7.

Ellis C. Wilson, 25, was arrested Tuesday as police executed a search warrant at 1020 5th Ave. So. Wilson is being referred on charges of 1st degree intentional attempted homicide, according to police.

 Ellis C. Wilson 

Just after midnight on May 7, La Crosse Police were called to 1020 5th Ave. So. for a report of somebody laying in the back yard bleeding. That man had a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital where he is still being treated for his injuries.

The incident is still under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 608-789-7214. Information can also be shared anonymously through La Crosse Area Crimestoppers at 608-784-TIPS, or online at https://www.p3tips.com/459


The La Crosse Police are still looking for answers after a shooting early Thursday morning left one person with life-threatening injuries.

Police said it happened at 12:02. They were called to 1022 5th Ave So. for a report of a person laying in the back-yard bleeding. The man had a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital.

There were no other injuries. Investigators said they are receiving very little cooperation from those who were present.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 608-789-7214. Information can also be shared anonymously through La Crosse Area Crimestoppers at 608-784-TIPS, or online at https://www.p3tips.com/459

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in both radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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