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A Cashton man admitted fatally shooting another man with a stolen firearm early Friday in eastern Monroe County, according to police reports.

Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez

Lopez

Adalberto Lopez, 35, took a .22-caliber rifle and ammunition from the office of a farm’s milk parlor where he works and drove to a dairy farm along Hwy. D in the town of Jefferson to find Israel Alcantara, 25, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Department report.

Lopez’s wife left the marriage on Dec. 30 and moved in with Alcantara.

At the dairy farm, Alcantara approached Lopez’s car and began punching the windshield, window and side mirror before returning to the milking parlor.

Lopez said he waited for Alcantara to return to the car and shot him as he exited the building about 4:45 a.m., according to the report. Alcantara ran back to the milking parlor, and Lopez followed until he saw his victim drop to the floor.

Alcantara died at the scene.

Lopez fled and crashed his car before it broke down in Juneau County. A passerby stopped to help before authorities arrested him, according to the report.

Lopez is jailed in Monroe County and faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless endangerment and recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon when he appears Feb. 20 in Monroe County Circuit Court.

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(8) comments

johnnybragatti

So if the folks involved were "legal", this would never happen.
What"s love got to do with it?

Buggs Raplin

Just curious. Are these people here illegally?

Cassandra

Chippy the racist just HAD to go there.

Buggs Raplin

Cassie plays the race card for the 722nd time. Stay tuned for 723.

Cassandra

Just calling out your racist comment, Chippy.

tower

Why would that matter?

Buggs Raplin

Illegal immigration is a political issue of great importance. If the people in this tragedy were here illegally, it factors into the equation.

bloodstone

Try a closed fist next time.....Idiot!!

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