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UPDATE: Botched drug deal leads to attempted murder charges in Rusk Co. shooting

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Brennon Foster, Courtesy: Rusk County Sheriff's Office Brennon Foster, Courtesy: Rusk County Sheriff's Office

Rusk County (WQOW) - A Rice Lake man has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Rusk County July 20. 

In addition to attempted murder, Brennon Foster, 22, was charged with two felony counts of recklessly endangering safety. 

According to the criminal complaint, Foster met with the victim, John Davidson, to buy methamphetamine. Davidson told police that Foster tried to rip him off and pulled out a gun. According to the complaint, Foster then fired at Davidson, hitting him in the abdomen. Foster is also accused of firing at the car while Davidson and another man attempted to flee.

Due to the severity of his injuries, Davidson was airlifted to a Twin Cities trauma unit. There is no word on his condition.

Bond for Foster has been set at $100,000. The maximum sentence for attempted murder is life in prison.
 



Posted July 24, 2017 at 4:16 p.m.:

Rusk County (WQOW)
- Authorities have released more information after one person was taken to a hospital for a shot wound.

According to a press release, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office said Brennon Foster, 22, of Rice Lake, was taken into custody, who is accused of being involved in a recent shooting that happened in Ladysmith.

On July 21, authorities said it received a report that a person was picked up along a road, who had been shot in the abdomen. They said the person, who was injured, was flown to an area hospital but has since been released.

The incident remains under investigation.


Posted July 21, 2017 at 11:47 a.m.:

Rusk County (WQOW) - Authorities said one person was flown to an area hospital around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Rusk County deputies said it received a report that a person was picked up along a road, who had been shot in the abdomen. Authorities said the person was flown to an area hospital.

Officials said they took the driver of the car into custody on other charges. They are not releasing any more information at this time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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