1 Dead, 1 in Custody Following Columbia Co. Shooting

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Thurs 9:35 PM, Sept. 05, 2013

Portage Police are releasing more details about a fatal shooting Friday in Columbia County.

According to WMTV-TV, Jordan Scott, 19, of Rio has been arrested on a tentative charge of 1st degree intentional homicide.

Portage Police says he is the suspect in the murder of 22-year-old David Johnson of Pardeeville.

Both the suspect and victim worked at Subway in Portage. The shooting occurred in the restaurant’s parking lot behind the building.

Police say Johnson was scheduled to work at 9:00, Scott was not. The shooting was reported at 9:06 a.m. Friday morning.

According to WMTV, Scott allegedly confronted Johnson in the lot and shot him several times.

Scott was arrested after being stopped by police in Columbus.

Police say there was some friction between the suspect and victim.
There reportedly was a recent argument between them that was written up at work.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 12;16 PM, Sept. 05, 2013

The Portage Police Department is expected to release more information Thursday afternoon about a homicide investigation in Columbia County.

Thursday morning, law enforcement officers statewide were notified to be on the look out for a person driving a red Ford Focus. They were told by dispatch that person admitted to being the shooter in a Columbia County homicide case and was considered armed and dangerous. According to dispatch reports, it was said the suspect may have been heading to Oshkosh.

According to WMTV-TV the suspect in now in custody.

Portage Police said the shooting took place in the parking lot at Subway in Portage. One person has died. Their identity is not being released at this time.


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