Subway restaurant reopens after deadly shooting

Victim had degree from UW-Baraboo
Subway restaurant reopens after deadly shooting
Subway on New Pinery Road in Portage

The Subway restaurant in Portage where a deadly shooting occurred Thursday reopened on Friday.

A manager for the Saalsaa Brothers Inc. told News 3 they’re bringing in workers from other stores to assist with staffing.

Jordan Scott, 19, of Rio, was arrested following the shooting of his co-worker, 22-year-old David Johnson, of Pardeeville. Johnson was shot more than five times, according to police. Scott was arrested on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide.

The two got into a heated argument at work about a week ago, police said.

Johnson had been at the Subway for almost five years. He was a senior employee, according to the manager. She would not say what position Scott held at the restaurant.

The store will be closed for the funeral, which has not been scheduled.

Lisa Bloomquist, the director of operations for Saalsaa Brothers Inc., said she would not speculate on what transpired or led up to the shooting. She referred questions to the Portage Police Department.

Grief counselors are available for the restaurant’s staff.

University of Wisconsin Baraboo Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Matt Jurvelin said Johnson has an associate degree from the campus. He was enrolled from 2009-2011.

Jurvelin said Johnson “was a great guy and had a great sense of humor.”