TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The victim of a March shooting incident shot himself in order to get drugs.
Tomah Police have solved a shooting in March that injured a 21-year-old man as well as a number of other crimes around the area. As a result, the man and two others are arrested on several charges each.
Lt. Mark Nicholson of the Tomah Police said in a statement Friday that the victim, Holden Mayberry, admitted he shot himself in an attempt to get pain medications from local medical facilities.
On March 24, 2012, Mayberry told police he was confronted by two men along a city walking trail, one of whom shot him. He was taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital, and later a La Crosse hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries to the upper shoulder.
During their investigation, Tomah Police discovered that the gun Mayberry used along with two others were stolen during a March 23rd burglary in Tomah. The investigation turned up evidence that Mayberry and Michael Newcomb, 17, were the burglars.
A third person, Ryan Coole, 18, was given one of the guns from the burglary according to Lt. Nicholson.
He adds that the trio were also linked to numerous burglaries and thefts from businesses, homes, and vehicles in Tomah, Sparta, Kendall, and rural Monroe County as well as the theft of three vehicles.
So far, Lt. Nicholson says officers have recovered some items taken.
The three are awaiting formal charges from the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.
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