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Competency hearing scheduled soon for suspect in La Crosse mass shooting



An examination of the man accused of shooting and injuring seven people in a La Crosse drive-by reached no conclusion about whether he’s fit to go on trial.


A La Crosse judge scheduled a Nov. 7 competency hearing on whether Deandrew Grant can be tried for attempted murder and other charges.

Grant allegedly was attacked during a fight on 3rd Street last June.

City police said he left the scene, only to drive back minutes later, firing shots from behind the wheel at people who were standing where the fight had occurred.

The late-night mass shooting happened on a weekend when the state Republican Party was holding its annual convention downtown at the La Crosse Center.

Grant had been without a lawyer. Hundreds of contacts had been made to find him one. Judge Elliott Levine finally appointed him a layer Monday.

Glass was broken in the door and windows of Polito’s Pizza during the shooting on June 17th

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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  1. Kent Porter

    October 17, 2023 at 7:10 am

    He was smart enough to know how to load and shoot a gun a innocent people and drive a cat. But now he’s crazy ????????????

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