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Plea hearing expected this month in police-involved shooting in La Crosse



A plea hearing has been scheduled later this month for the La Crosse man accused of shooting a city police officer last year during a domestic incident. 

Allen Kruk’s hearing on an attempted murder charge is set for August 25th, before Judge Ramona Gonzalez. 

Kruk and Officer Dustin Darling exchanged gunfire during a police call to a 9th Street home in August of last year. 

Darling was wearing a protective vest. 

Kruk was hospitalized for several days after he was shot by the officer. 

Kruk is charged with attempted murder and two other counts in the incident.    

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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