La Crosse police cited a 21-year-old man for killing a fox Dec. 28 in a South Side cemetery and lying during the investigation.
Jesse Cary of La Crosse admitted shooting the fox with his brother’s .22-caliber rifle at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 3636 Mormon Coulee Road, according to police reports.
Cary, who initially denied involvement, told police he planned to make a hat from the hide.
His brother, 23-year-old Jerad Cary of La Crosse, was inside a pickup truck during the shooting and also initially denied involvement.
Surveillance video showed Jesse Cary leaving the truck with a rifle, according to reports.
Jesse Cary faces two $187 citations for discharging a firearm in city limits and obstructing officers. Jerad Cary faces a ticket for obstructing officers.
Both are due in La Crosse Municipal Court on Jan. 31.
The state Department of Natural Resources also is investigating.