An 18-year-old La Crosse man has been identified as the person killed in a Saturday evening shooting in La Crosse.

Police were called to the 900 block of Copeland Avenue about 9:40 p.m. for a report of a shooting, according to the La Crosse Police Department.

Authorities found Javier R. Ayers lying in the alley with a gunshot wound. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died.

La Crosse police are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the La Crosse Police Department at 608-789-7240.

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Person killed in shooting on La Crosse's North Side

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What are the biggest issues facing the city of LaCrosse? This young man's murder in the street? No. Drugs? No. Crime? No. Rotting infrastructure? No. Evidently curbside leaf pickup. Yup. That's it.


Leave it to the Tribune to not print the perps name. Why even say they have someone for this crime if your not going to name that person?? If he/she is 18 they can print the name.

Rick Czeczok

Look at the pictures and names of the convicted on here. Why is it that they are a lot of the same faces over and over? Should say something about our court system in LaCrosse.


All I know is, feeling less and less safe when I'm in la Crosse. And that's a sad, sad thing.


Channel 8 had the young man's last name as Hall with Ayers in parentheses. So you print as little news as possible on this case and now the ID is incomplete. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a newspaper in LaCrosse that printed complete stories and conducted interviews? Why won't you pursue this story and inform the public? If I lived in that neighborhood I would not feel safe. What does the mayor say? What are the cops working on? Any witnesses? For God sake a man was murdered on the street.


I agree. I'll be avoiding this general area like the plague until I know a murderer is off the street (or maybe they already are?)

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