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Johnson charged with backyard shooting incident



A La Crosse man is now charged with a shooting incident this month at a house on 5th Avenue South. 

Tyrone Johnson is accused of firing four shots in the backyard of a house on the night of January 20th, and then driving off in a van carrying young kids.  No one was hurt by the gunfire. 

Police found two firearms in the van.  

Johnson was convicted on drug charges in Illinois five years ago, and local prosecutor Megan Gomez notes that Johnson has four other open cases in La Crosse County.   

Judge Gloria Doyle has set Johnson’s bond at $10,000 cash, and his next court hearing is scheduled for February 8th.       

Because of conflicts of interest, an attorney from outside the public defender’s office will be appointed to represent Johnson.

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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