4 in Custody After Shooting Over Facebook Feud and Rant

Shooting SuspectsTonight at 4:43 pm the La Crosse Police were dispatched to 1008 State St. for a report of a shooting.  Information quickly developed that two vehicles sped away from the scene and that Ramon Washington and Devon Yang were the possible suspects.  After responding to the scene police determined that Monica Thompson was the target of the shooting and that no people were struck by any of the gun fire.  Monica Thompson also fled from the scene prior to police arriving.

At 5:00 pm La Crosse officers located the suspect vehicles at 1300 Market St.  Officers took three subjects into custody while a fourth ran from the scene.  Devon P. Yang 08-08-1997 of La Crosse, Steve Austin Brock 03-23-1998 of La Crosse and Ramon TL Washington 08-01-1998 of La Crosse were taken into custody at this location; officers were able to apprehend Jonathan Christian Berlanga 10-31-96 of La Crosse in the area of 1200 Johnson St. shortly after running from the scene. During the arrest 2 hand guns were seized along with 57.3 gram of marijuana, $862.00 cash, illegally possessed prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Based on the investigation, it appears the shooting was motivated by an ongoing Facebook feud and a rant posted by Monica Thompson that was directed at the suspects.

The four individuals that were taken into custody were charged with the following:

Ramone Tynell Lee Washington (8/1/1998):

  • 1st Degree Recklessly Endanger Safety (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Felony Bail Jumping
  • Misdemeanor Bail Jumping
  • Possession of a Perscription Drug w/o a Perscription
  • Disorderly Conduct while Armed

Devon Paul Yang (8/8/1997)

  • 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety (Felony)
  • Disorderly Conduct While Armed
  • Possession of a Prescription without a prescription

Steve Austin Brock (3/23/1998) – not pictured here

  • 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety / Party to the Crime of (Felony)
  • Disorderly Conduct while Armed

Johnathan Christian Berlanga

  • 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety / Party to the Crime of (Felony)
  • Bail Jumping
  • Disorderly Conduct while Armed
  • Obstructing an Officer

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