Man fires 9 mm in car-window-damage dispute, sheriff says

Report: Janesville man shot in gut in good condition
Man fires 9 mm in car-window-damage dispute, sheriff says
Jeremy Stonestreet

Authorities said a Janesville man is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Platteville.

Grant County Sheriff’s Department said that on Tuesday at approximately 9:20 p.m., deputies received a report of a man shot in the stomach at 1139 Rock Road located in Big Patch.

According to the report, a 38-year-old Platteville man threw a rock through the rear window of Jeremy Stonestreet’s vehicle. Stonestreet, 35, of Mineral Point, fired once from a 9mm handgun, striking a third man, a 34-year-old from Janesville, in the stomach, according to the department.

Stonestreet fled the scene, the sheriff said.

According to the report, the man who was shot had witnessed a confrontation between Stonestreet and the Platteville man.

The injured man was transported to Southwest Health Center by Platteville EMS and later flown to Madison. He was in good condition Wednesday morning, according to the report.

Mineral Point police took Stonestreet into custody about an hour after the shooting and he was transported to Grant County Jail, the sheriff said.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department said Stonestreet is being held without bond on charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. Authorities said he is cooperating with the investigation.

The sheriff’s office said the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Platteville EMS and the Platteville Fire Department, the Mineral Point Police Department and the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department.

Big Patch is in Smelser Township, which is south of Platteville.