Prosecutors Tuesday charged a La Crosse woman with threatening to kill a man the day before she posted a video on social media that led to a shooting on State Street.

Monica Thompson, 19, about 4:30 p.m. April 9 confronted a man walking on the city’s North Side and said she would shoot him in the head if he continued to disrespect her family, according to the complaint filed in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

The next afternoon, Thompson used Facebook Live to taunt Ramon Washington, telling him to come fight her and that she was not afraid to die, according to La Crosse police reports.

Referencing George Miller’s 2015 shooting death, Thompson said in her video post, “If y’all keep at like this, imma send y’all’s a— to where the f— y’all homie at,” reports stated. Deshawn Randall shot and killed Miller, 17, on Aug. 21 after a confrontation outside Thompson’s previous residence at 1313 Redfield St.

Surveillance video captured Washington shooting at Thompson at about 4:40 p.m. April 10 while she was outside 1008 State St., according to reports. No one was injured, and Thompson fled after the shooting.

About an hour later, the man threatened by Thompson said he believed she drove by his house and told him, “You’re next,” according to the complaint.

Thompson, arrested Monday during a traffic stop, was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct and two counts of bail jumping and released by Circuit Judge Elliott Levine on a $5,000 signature bond.

Washington, 18, of Onalaska and three others involved in the State Street shooting — Johnathan Berlanga, 20, Steven Brock, 19, and Devon Yang, 19, all of La Crosse — are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, both with the use of a dangerous weapon and as party to the crime. All are in jail.


Anne Jungen covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system in La Crosse County. She joined the Tribune reporting staff in December 2005. You can contact her directly at or 608-791-8224.

Load comments