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Convicted felon arrested in La Crosse’s third shooting incident within a week

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The La Crosse Police Department arrested a man with an out-of-state drug conviction following a shooting in La Crosse Wednesday night.

Police were called to 1020 5th Ave. South for a possible fight in the backyard when it was reported that shots had been fired.

Nobody was hurt, but officers did find shell casings. Upon investigation, police saw a suspected vehicle and conducted a high-risk traffic stop. There was a firearm in the vehicle.

Police arrested Tyrone J. Johnson, 25, for his involvement. Johnson is a convicted felon in the State of Illinois for manufacturing/delivering a non-narcotic drug in 2016, according to police. He is currently on two felony bonds and one misdemeanor bond out of La Crosse County. The felony bonds were for incidents relating to shots fired in July 2020 and a fight in the downtown area in November. The misdemeanor bond was for a domestic incident in Nov. 2019.

Johnson faces the following charges: 1st-degree reckless endangerment of safety, felon in possession of a firearm, misdemeanor battery, intimidation of a witness, misdemeanor bail jumping, and two counts of felony bail jumping.

Police do not know if the three shootings are related. Investigators ask anyone with information to contact the La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submit a tip 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 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.