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A La Crosse man charged in an April shooting on State Street in La Crosse pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of felony bail jumping for violating his curfew after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.

Steven Brock


Six other charges, including attempted homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety as party to the crime, filed against Steven Brock, 19, were dismissed but will be considered by the court at sentencing on May 31.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend Brock serve probation based on his cooperation and minor role in the shooting case.

Surveillance video captured Ramon Washington firing at Monica Thompson while she was outside 1008 State St. on April 10, according to La Crosse police reports. One round pierced a bedroom window, but no one was injured.

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

Washington fled the shooting with Brock, Johnathan Berlanga and Devon Yang, all of La Crosse. Police found a .25-caliber gun under Washington’s car seat.

Washington, 19, of Onalaska faces 20 years in prison during his sentencing on March 28 after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree reckless endangerment while armed and as party to the crime and two counts of bail jumping.

Prosecutors also charged Berlanga and Yang with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, both with use of a dangerous weapon and as party to the crime. They will be tried in May.


Police and courts reporter

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.

(3) comments


What's the Lacrosse attraction with these guys. Wouldn't it be easier to stop and frisk any suspicious characters, see if they have a job, if not employed keep an eye on them occasionally. It's quite obvious, people do not come to a city and never work Duh...


"...faces 20 years..."

He'll be back in 20 months.

What a joke.


Charge him properly and don’t make deals.

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