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La Crosse drive-by shooting suspect still searching for lawyer

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The La Crosse man accused of a drive-by shooting on 3rd Street can qualify for a public defender.

That’s what a judge has ruled in the case of DeAndrew Grant, who’s charged with shooting and wounding seven people around 2:30 a.m. June 17.

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Judge Scott Horne says 69 attorneys have been contacted, as the county attempts to find a defender for Grant.

Horne said in court Wednesday that it might be easier to provide a public defender soon, if state lawmakers approve funding for that office in the current state budget.

Grant is facing almost 30 criminal charges, including attempted murder, for the shooting.

Police believe Grant fired the shots from a car, which was going the wrong direction on 3rd, just minutes after getting into a fight with someone on the scene.

His next court hearing is on July 13.

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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