Monticello man shot in head, critical condition

EASTMAN TOWNSHIP (WKOW) — A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Crawford County early Friday morning.

Around 1:20 a.m., Crawford County dispatchers received a call from a woman who said she was in a vehicle in a driveway and the 47-year-old man driving the vehicle had been shot in the head, according to a Facebook post from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

With help from the woman’s cell phone coordinates, dispatchers were able to locate the woman on Martin Lane in Eastman Township.

The woman told deputies she and the driver met a man while they were at a local tavern.

According to the post, the man was celebrating his birthday and was too intoxicated to drive home, so the woman and driver gave him a ride to the cabin where he was staying.

The woman said that when they arrived at the cabin, they went into an RV-type camper parked beside the cabin and continued to celebrate the man’s birthday.

They were in the camper for about 45 minutes before the woman and 47-year-old driver headed out.

Officials said as the two were driving away when someone shot into the truck through the back window striking the driver in the back of the head.

The driver, a 47-year-old from Monticello, Wisconsin, was taken to Crossing Rivers Hospital and then moved to UW Hospital.

According to the Facebook post, he is in critical condition.

The 40-year-old woman passenger was from Soldiers Grove and was not injured.

Officials say a 47-year-old man from Roscoe, Illinois was taken into custody by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the La Crosse County Tactical Team and their tactical vehicle.

The man has been detained for questioning with possible charges to follow.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

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