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Bond is set for La Crosse murder suspect, who allegedly shot stepfather three times, then fired seven more shots



Bond has been set at $750,000 for La Crosse County murder suspect Alan Fry, who’s accused of fatally shooting his stepfather last week.


The 41-year-old Fry was arrested after Thursday night’s shooting at a house on Farnam Street.

He failed to show up for an initial court appearance Friday.

Fry reportedly shot the victim three times and then fired seven more shots before the arrest.

He is charged with 1st degree murder and felony possession of a firearm.

Fry, who is also suspected of setting a house fire the same night as the shooting, is currently in La Crosse County jail.

A pre-trial hearing in the case is scheduled for Jan. 31.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this did not incorrectly stated Fry was on house arrest.

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. Michael Kopski

    January 23, 2024 at 8:46 am

    Why wasn’t Mr Fry arrested, and jailed instead of house arrest after shooting his step Father 10 times, and starting a house fire .

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