UPDATE: Man charged in Rusk Co. shooting is found guilty

Courtesy: Rusk County Sheriff's Office
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RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man charged in a drug deal that led to a shooting, is found guilty.

Brennon Foster, of Rice Lake, pleaded no content in Rusk County Tuesday to two counts of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

The shooting happened July 20 in the Town of Strickland, which is near Weyerhaeuser.

The criminal complaint says the sheriff's department got a call about a person who had been shot in the stomach. The caller met with an officer at the intersection of Highway M and 8 in Barron County where the officer found the injured man in the passenger seat. The officer identified the victim as John Davidson.

Davidson was bleeding and had a small bullet hole in his abdomen.
He was flown to a hospital in Minnesota and was treated and released.

After interviewing witnesses, officers arrested Foster on July 23.
The complaint says Davidson and Foster both admitted they were meeting to exchange meth when the shooting happened.

Foster claimed Davidson started a fight during the meeting, and he shot him in self-defense. However, a witness who was with Foster said that a fight never happened and said Foster stated he was going to take the meth without paying for it.

Foster is scheduled to be sentenced April 30.

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