A car chase overnight in our area opens a homicide
Details just into our newsroom...
The La Crosse Police Department says an officer ran
the plates on a car just after 1 this morning near
It came up as stolen.
and the driver did not match the owner's description.
The 79 year old owner of the car was reported missing
and endangered from Platteville yesterday.
The officer tried to pull the car over.
which led to a chase on highway 35.
That chase ended with the suspect rear ending another
vehicle and rolling over
25 year old Timmy Johnson Junior was taken into custody.
Officers found an elderly man in the truck of the
who was pronounced dead at the scene.
His injuries appeared to be from an assault prior
to the crash.
The victims name has not been released.
an autopsy is scheduled for today.
Criminal charges are pending for Johnson Junior.