Suspect named after Boscobel standoff, woman shot

Mugshot of Bryant Matti from the Grant County Jail
Mugshot of Bryant Matti from the Grant County Jail(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 17, 2020 at 11:48 AM CST
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A woman was found injured with a gunshot wound and a man was arrested Friday afternoon after an hours-long standoff in Boscobel on Friday afternoon.

According to the Boscobel Police Department, officers arrived at 1306 Elm St. home at 10 a.m. after someone called 911 saying there was a man barricading themselves inside.

Police contacted people who live in the area to leave their homes if possible, stay inside, or to avoid the area. After receiving the report, a perimeter was established around the residence and neighbors were notified to evacuate the area.

Once a perimeter was established, negotiation teams made telephone contact with the suspect inside the residence. Efforts to get the suspect to surrender were met with negative results and a standoff ensued, according to the police department.

Through the course of the standoff, gun shots were heard from inside the residence which prompted law enforcement to enter.

Once inside the residence, law enforcement located a 20-year-old woman from La Crosse, with a gunshot wound to her lower right leg. The suspect was also found and taken into custody without further incident.

Bryant Matti, 32 of rural Eastman, was arrested around 3:45 p.m. and people were allowed to return to their homes, according to the police department.

Matti and the victim were taken to Gundersen Boscobel Hospital for medical treatment. The victim was later transferred to Gundersen Hospitals in La Crosse with non-life threatening injuries.

Matti was treated for minor injuries, and then transported to the Grant County Jail where he was booked for; reckless injury, injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, false imprisonment, criminal trespass to a locked dwelling, and two counts of bail jumping, according to the Boscobel Police Department.

The following agencies assisted the Boscobel Police Department with the investigation; Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Emergency Management, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fennimore Police Department, South West Emergency Response Team, Dubuque Police Department, Dane County Tactical Response Team, Richland/Iowa/Grant Drug Task Force, Boscobel Fire Department and Boscobel EMS.

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