Whitewater man faces attempted homicide charge in domestic incident, police say

2012-10-31T07:30:00Z 2014-12-18T13:17:44Z Whitewater man faces attempted homicide charge in domestic incident, police sayBILL NOVAK | The Capital Times | bnovak@madison.com madison.com

A Whitewater man faces numerous charges, including attempted homicide, following a domestic incident Monday afternoon that ended with a high-speed chase and gunpoint arrest, authorities reported.

Three people were injured in the incident, two significantly, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Larry Shannon, 40, is in the Rock County Jail and will be in court Wednesday, facing three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, three counts of false imprisonment, recklessly endangering safety, fleeing to elude and other traffic violations.

The domestic disturbance was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday at a Whitewater residence.

"A caller said a child had been cut in the disturbance that involved one adult male and several other family members," the release said.

Two victims fled the residence before police arrived and were taken to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital with significant injuries.

Shannon then took two juveniles with him in his vehicle and fled the scene, according to the release.

His vehicle was seen by police near Beloit, with squad cars chasing it at speeds up to 75 miles per hour.

The chase ended when police used a maneuver called a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT), where a squad car drives into the pursued car's side, forcing the pursued car to turn sideways so it stops, the release states.

Police did not say if the juveniles in Shannon's vehicle were his children, or the relationship of the injured parties to Shannon.


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