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Downtown La Crosse drive-by shooting suspect found mentally able to be tried in court



The suspect in a downtown La Crosse drive-by shooting last June is reportedly mentally fit to stand trial.


La Crosse County Judge Gloria Doyle was told that Deandrew Grant “does not lack the mental capacity” to be tried for shooting and wounding people on 3rd Street.

Grant faces multiple charges of attempted murder.

Attorneys in the case were not available Wednesday to discuss the finding in court, so Grant has been scheduled for a new hearing on Dec. 13.

Grant faces 29 criminal charges in the late-night gunfire incident on 3rd Street, which wounded seven people back in June.

Police said Grant was driving the wrong way down 3rd, while shooting at people who were outside Polito’s Pizza, where he had been involved in a dispute earlier.

FILE PHOTO: Boards were placed in the door and windows of Polito’s Pizza, after gunshots reportedly broke the glass on June 17, 2023 (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

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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