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Second suspect in Rose Street shooting death is captured in Arizona



A second suspect has been arrested for a fatal shooting that happened in north La Crosse early this year.

Nelson Brown of Rockford, Ill., was captured last Friday in Mesa, Arizona by U.S. Marshals and is being held in the Maricopa County jail, according to a release by the city of La Crosse.

Brown is charged with 1st-degree murder and reckless endangerment for the January shooting death of Ernest Knox at a building on Rose Street.

La Crosse County issued an arrest warrant for Brown back in March. The other suspect, Karvel Freeman, was arrested that same month in Tennessee and has a February trial scheduled in La Crosse.

Knox died after dozens of shots were fired inside a stairwell, outside a party at a Rose Street apartment.

The La Crosse district attorney intends to bring Brown back to Wisconsin to face charges.

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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