UPDATE: Names released in fatal Monroe Co. shooting

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CASHTON, Wis. (WEAU) -- One person is dead after a shooting in the Township of Jefferson early Friday morning.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins says the incident appears to be isolated and does not believe the public is at risk.

The victim is identified as 25 year old Israel Garcia Alcantara.

Perkins says further investigation led to the arrest of Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez for the homicide.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department says Lopez was found in Juneau county and taken into custody without incident.

They add, that the case remains under investigation.

The shooting, just outside of Cashton, prompted the Cashton School District to cancel classes Friday.

A statement from the district says in part,

"Out of an abundance of care and concern for the safety of our students and employees, I felt the safest option was for students to remain home with their families. Unfortunately, it was impossible to know how long it might take for the situation to be resolved. Thank you for your support and flexibility this morning. I very much appreciate the role many of you played in helping to communicate the unexpected school closure."

Evening events and activities are scheduled to continue as planned.

Lopez is scheduled to remain in custody until an initial bond hearing on Tuesday.


SPARTA, Wis. (RELEASE) -- Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports that at approximately 4:43am, Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call advising of a shooting that had occurred at an address in the Township of Jefferson.

Deputies and medical personnel responded to the scene where they found the victim, 25 year old Israel Garcia Alcantara, had been shot. Despite the best efforts of the first responders, Israel succumbed to his injuries shortly after their arrival.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Adalberto Mateo Quinonez Lopez for the homicide. Adalberto was located in Juneau County and taken into custody without incident by Monroe County and Juneau County personnel. Alberto will remain in the custody of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office until an initial bond hearing on Tuesday.

The incident appears to be isolated and we do not believe that the general public is in any danger.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force, Cashton Police, Wisconsin State Patrol, Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Medical Examiner, Tri-State Ambulance Service, Cashton First Responders, and Cashton Fire Department.

The case remains under investigation.



SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) --A person is dead following a shooting in Monroe County.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, it happened in the Town of Jefferson, and the suspect is in custody.

Lieutenant Jeffrey Spencer with the department said in a press release Friday morning that the incident appears to be isolated and it is not believed that the public is in danger.

No further details are currently being released by officials.



 
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