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Suspect in downtown La Crosse drive-by shooting will get another court date; doctor seeks more information on competency



More information will be needed before a trial date can be set for Deandrew Grant, who’s accused of wounding several people this past summer in a downtown La Crosse drive-by shooting.


During a brief hearing Wednesday in La Crosse, the court was told that a doctor, who examined Grant for competency, does not have enough information to diagnose his current condition.

Grant, of La Crosse, faces 29 felony charges stemming from the 3rd Street shooting last June, when he allegedly drove the wrong way and shot seven people, who were standing on the street. Nobody was killed.

The shootings happened shortly after Grant reportedly was attacked in a fight.

The gunfire caused damage to buildings, leading to broken windows at Polito’s Pizza. Police found a gun

Grant was examined recently but, at an October hearing, no conclusion was reached about his state of mind.

An attorney has been appointed since then to represent Grant.

As of late Wednesday morning, no date is set for the next hearing.

Grant remains in the La Crosse County jail.

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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