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Police arrested a La Crosse man in connection with a weekend shooting.

Robert Powell IV, 28, was arrested on charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felon in possession of firearm and disorderly conduct.

On Sunday about 1:30 a.m., officers patrolling downtown La Crosse heard a single gunshot in the 100 block of Third Street North, authorities said.

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There was an altercation that took place outside a bar, police said, and during the incident, a suspect fired a gun into the air and fled.

La Crosse police said they used public and private video footage to identify Powell, who they located in the 1400 block of Bainbridge Street, and subsequently arrested and took him to the La Crosse County Jail.

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canman

A judge in Missouri denied bail to Garland Nelson on a charge of tampering with a rental truck in the disappearance of the Wisconsin Diemel brothers. The LaCrosse judges should study this case and stop trying to justify their actions.

Cassandra2

Different case. Different state. Different circumstances.

lutefisk

With over 20 bail jumping charges.. this could not have been predicted.

Hats off to the public defenders office.

Monteee

Bail, anyone? Anyone? Signature bond, please? Coming right up!!

takka

Mr. Powell sure is a fine representative of the Showtime hoops squad.

thomaslind949

Why is it second degree reckless endangerment. He pulled out a gun and fired it. They must take the fact that this man is a complete idiot, into consideration.

Mr Wizard

Exactly. Federal gun law already calls for up to 10 years in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm. We have plenty of gun laws. Enforce them.

laxlax

I am sure they are justifying the 2nd degree charge vs. 1st degree due to witnesses stating the he fired a shot in the air. Firing a shot regardless of where the gun is pointed should be 1st degree automatically.

Mr Wizard

The guy is a convicted FELON!!

Cassandra2

Maybe he can get defense funding from the NRA. LOL!

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