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Ross bail set at $100K after charge of shooting at La Crosse police

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A cash bond of $100,000 has been set for the La Crosse man accused of shooting at a police officer this week. 

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Curtis Ross II is being charged with reckless endangerment, drug possession, and felony possession of a weapon. 

City police were trying to question the 33-year-old about a car theft early Tuesday morning, around 1:30 a.m., when he fired at an officer and ran.  

Ross was captured while trying to hide near UW-L. Judge Scott Horne set bond for Ross on Wednesday.

Ross is suspected of stealing a woman’s car near downtown, and ditching it near campus.  He was arrested after firing his gun at an officer who followed him.  A search in the area turned up the gun, a gold necklace, and bags of heroin and cocaine.  

One officer saw Ross extend his arm, and then saw a muzzle flash and heard a shot.  The officer was not hurt. 

Ross reportedly was hiding behind or under a car when he was arrested.  Besides having the gun, Ross was caught with the keys to a stolen car.  

Ross has failed to appear in other recent cases.

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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