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Fatal stabbing in La Crosse leads to arrest of suspect



A stabbing death near downtown La Crosse has led to an arrest for 1st degree homicide.


City police were called to the 400 block of South 6th Street late Tuesday night, and found a victim with stab wounds. That person later died, and 50-year-old Bryant Q. Smith was arrested and booked in the La Crosse County jail, awaiting a court appearance.

Smith faces a charge of 1st degree intentional homicide. The call came to police around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators consider the stabbing an isolated incident, with no threat to the public.

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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