On September 21, 2023, at 6:43 a.m., State Police in Carthage responded to a shots fired complaint at 36100 Jackson II Road in the Town of Champion, Jefferson County.
The homeowner and complainant were told by a neighbor he observed a white male in a black Volkswagen shoot a gun at the house. No one was injured in the shooting incident.
At 9:19 AM, while conducting neighborhood interviews on Jackson II Road, Jefferson County 911 dispatched Troopers to another shots fired complainant on a snowmobile trail off State Route 26 across from the Great Bend Fire Department in the Town of Champion.
A shooting suspect had been located by the complainant who pursued him onto an ATV trail. When Troopers arrived on the scene, the complainant restrained the suspect from leaving the scene.
Due to his injuries, the shooting suspect was transported to the hospital with injuries he received as a result of a motor vehicle collision and being restrained.
Evidence was recovered on the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
State Police were assisted at the scene by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Village of West Carthage Police Department, and Carthage Area Rescue.