A Chicago man wanted in connection to a shooting in La Crosse on June 16 was arrested Thursday.
Cordero Short, 22, has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon. Short was located and arrested in a suburb of Chicago.
On Sunday, June 16, La Crosse police responded to a shooting around 5th and Winnebago, behind the Old Style Inn (also known as WC's). When they arrived on scene, they found a 24-year-old woman who was shot in her lower back.
On October 1, La Crosse police talked with Tawana Jackson, who said she had known Short all his life and that he was abandoned as a youth and was given to her as a foster child. Jackson told police she kicked him out of her residence from May 2013 through July 2013 because he was not being respectful.
The complaint states Short had told Jackson in August that he shoots people and had shot a woman in La Crosse but he didn’t intentionally mean to hit her. Short told Jackson he went to the La Crosse area and was at a bar to fight a guy. Short said the guy went outside and Short tried to shoot him, but his gun jammed, the complaint states. Short told Jackson he re-loaded and re-cocked his gun and was going to shoot the guy who was about half a block away when a woman walked between him and the guy and the bullet hit her.
In November, Jackson recorded Short telling her about the shooting incident. The complaint states Short also told her he left the gun behind and was stopped by the police on the way out of La Crosse on a traffic stop. He was issued a citation for open intoxicants in a vehicle as a passenger for $114. Short told police that he would not pay the ticket and didn’t care if he got a warrant, according to the complaint.
La Crosse police have officers in Chicago to continue their investigation.