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Shooting Suspect in Court

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A court appearance Thursday for the La Crosse man facing attempted homicide charges in a shooting last week.

That shooting left the victim with serious injuries.

It happened at a house on 5th Avenue South just after midnight on May 7 when officers found the victim in the backyard with a gunshot wound.

Police arrested the suspect, 24-year-old Ellis Wilson on Monday.

The arrest followed a police interview at the hospital with the victim who, according to the criminal complaint, identified Wilson from photographs shown to him.

Wilson faces an attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide charge. He is held on $100,000 cash bond at the La Crosse County Jail.

No word on a motive for the shooting.

Scott Hackworth

Scott Hackworth co-anchors the News 19 Six and Ten PM reports. He came to News 19 in 1991.

Scott grew up in Oklahoma and upstate New York. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, he started his broadcasting career as an Associate Producer at KJRH Television in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He went on to become the Weekend Anchor at KSNF Television in Joplin Missouri and from there to a Morning and Noon show anchor position at KCRG Television in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Scott has been honored by the Associated Press of Wisconsin for Best Series Reporting and was part of the team that put together our September 11th, 2001 coverage that won the Wisconsin Associated Press award for Best Newscast. He has also hosted News 19 Town Hall Meetings that have been honored in a variety of categories.

Scott is an avid reader and loves politics, current events and sports. He is also believed to be the only Oklahoma State University or New York Mets fan in all of Wisconsin.

Scott and his wife Gina live in Onalaska and are occasionally (but not often enough) visited by their two grown sons.

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