Victim recovering from reported Friday afternoon shooting in Janesville
JANESVILLE--An argument over money sparked a shooting Friday afternoon on Janesville’s south side, according to Janesville Police Department reports.
Police arrested Deadrick J. Vance, 34, of 2807 Afton Road, Janesville, on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He remains in custody at the Rock County Jail.
The victim, Michael Hooker, 27, rural Beloit, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville, with a bullet wound to the neck, according to a news release from the police department.
Vance and Hooker had been friends for several years, said Janesville police detective Dennis LeCaptain.
Hooker was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, according to hospital records. Janesville police and Rock County sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting that was reported at 3:46 p.m. at Vance’s home on Janesville’s far south side, according to Rock County Communications Center records.
Vance was among the people who called 911, LeCaptain said. Police took Vance into custody within minutes of the reported shooting, he said.
Vance, Hooker and a witness were the only people in the home at the time of the reported shooting, LeCaptain said. Police think the incident is isolated, and the community at large should not be fearful about it, he said.
“This was not a random act,” LeCaptain said. “It was specifically involving these two individuals and these two only.”
Police seized a handgun and ammunition from the home, according to police reports.
Other charges against Vance are possible, LeCaptain said.
Vance is expected to appear in court Monday.