Officials arrest two men in Delavan Lake shooting

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Friday, August 6, 2010
— A man was in surgery in critical condition Thursday night and two men were in custody after they fled from the scene of a shooting Thursday afternoon on the south side of Delavan Lake.

The incident remained under investigation, and no charges had been filed Thursday night, Walworth County Sheriff David Graves said.

Witnesses reported a shooting at 3:46 p.m. at the intersection of Bennett Street and South Shore Drive in Delavan Township west of the city of Delavan, Graves said. The shooting took place on the street, he said.

The suspects fled on foot around the lake’s west end, Graves said. One of them walked out of the woods and was taken into custody at 4:27 p.m. near Viewcrest Drive, he said.

Deputies tracked the second man to Ravenswood subdivision, where police found the man at 5:26 p.m. hiding in a summer home, he said.

Good descriptions of the suspects and the directions in which they fled helped deputies locate the suspects quickly, Graves said. Search dogs, a boat and a helicopter were used to track the men.

“He took off running in a certain direction,” Graves said of the second suspect. “The dogs were pretty close on him.”

The initial investigation showed the victim was shot in the back, Graves said. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville, where he was in surgery Thursday night, he said.

One of the suspects complained of breathing problems and was checked by emergency personnel, Graves said. He was returned to police custody.

Both suspects are in custody at the Walworth County Jail.

Asked if the weapon or weapons had been found, Graves said only that the investigation was continuing.

Last updated: 2:47 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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