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UPDATE: $1 million bond for La Crosse homicide suspect

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Shavonte Thompson appearing in court via video on January 17, 2020.
shavonte thompson-january 2020 mug from la crosse county jail

UPDATE: Shavonte Thompson, the man wanted for the fatal shooting of Javier Hall last November, made his first appearance in La Crosse County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.

Thompson, 27, faces a charge of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide in Hall's death.

The criminal complaint said that the shooting was caught on camera. The video showed two vehicles pull into the alley by some storage units off of Copeland Avenue near Copeland Park. Both vehicles, an SUV and sedan, stop in the alley as Hall is seen walking by the storage units. A person gets out of the SUV, fires several shots, then gets back in the SUV. Both vehicles drove off.

A minute later, police were called to the scene. They found Hall laying on the ground. Despite efforts to save him, Hall died later at a La Crosse hospital of a gunshot wound to the chest.

The driver of the SUV, the complaint said, told investigators that Thompson directed him to the alley. The driver, Odell Thompson, said in the complaint, "Pulled up in the alley. I seen a kid with his hands in the air, stopped (the car), I seen him out of the rearview mirror and the kid threw his hands in the air. The next thing you know, Shavonte hopped out of the car. Boom Boom. I seen a kid fall. Shavonte gets back in the car."

They then drove off. Thompson left the group a short time later. He was arrested January 10 by US Marshals and Peoria Police in Peoria, Illinois.

Judge Scott Horne continued Thompson's $1 million cash bond.

Thompson returns to court on January 31.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The man wanted in connection with a November homicide is sitting in the La Crosse County Jail awaiting his first appearance in court Friday.

Shavonte Thompson was extradited from Illinois and returned to the jail late Thursday.

Thompson is accused of 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide in the shooting death of Javier Hall on November 2 on the north side of La Crosse. Thompson was identified as the person who shot Hall in an alley near Copeland Park.

He was arrested in Peoria, Illinois on January 10 by US Marshals and the Peoria Police Department.

Online jail records show that he's held on a $1 million cash bond on the homicide charge. He's being held without bond on three other charges against him.

This is a developing story. We'll update it as new details become available.

Kevin Millard

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