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Names released in recent incident of gunshots on South Broadway

UPDATE 07/14/2023

The suspects were identified as:

Jesse Fortenberry of Grenada, MS. Charged with Reckless Use of a Firearm, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct and Discharge of a Firearm within 100 Yards of a Building.

Tyler Abney of Abilene Jones, TX. Charged with Party to the Crime of Obstructing.


At 10:17 p.m. on July 11, 2023, the Menomonie Police Department received a report that a citizen heard approximately six gunshots in the area of 541 S Broadway. Upon performing a search of the area, officers located empty shell casings in the alleyway behind 541 S Broadway. Bullet holes were located in two different unoccupied vehicles.

Following preliminary investigation, two suspects were apprehended and taken into custody. We believe this to be an isolated incident, and do not believe anyone was targeted. There is no further danger to the community. Investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Media release from the Menomonie Police Department.


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