Two men face 21 combined charges after officer-involved shooting in Trempealeau Co.

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UPDATE: Two men are facing a slew of felonies in Trempealeau County in connection with the officer-involved shooting in Strum earlier this month.

Ryan Gunderson, 37, of Strum was shot by officers after he allegedly pointed a gun at them. That is just one of the felonies he’s facing. In total, he is charged with 13 crimes.

A second man, Chad Anderson, 41, of Eleva, is also charged in the case. He’s facing eight charges.

Both are charged with conspiracy to commit sexual assault, kidnapping, mayhem and stalking among other charges.

Court records show Gunderson taped a conversation he had with Anderson where they talked about plans to kidnap, rape, paralyze, torture and kill a woman.

The pair also talked about what Gunderson would do when the police showed up. Anderson advised him to fill up a magazine with hollow points (bullets that expand when they hit their target) in case he needs to switch targets to a cop.

This information came to light following the October 12 shooting of Gunderson.

According to the criminal complaint, officers saw Gunderson raise a handgun. Chief William Prudlick reported he saw the barrel of the gun pointed at him before it dipped down. He thought the weapon had malfunctioned and Gunderson was trying to fix it before the chief fired at Gunderson.

Gunderson is due back in court December 13 for a preliminary hearing. Anderson will appear in court November 7.

If convicted on all charges, they both face nearly 200 years in prison.

Ryan Gunderson
Chad Anderson

UPDATE: October 17, 2018
Strum (WQOW) – Strum police have now identified the man shot by police over the weekend and the officers who pulled the trigger.

According to the Strum Police Department, Ryan Gunderson, 37 of Strum, was shot by officers when he allegedly pointed a gun at them. Gunderson was flown to Rochester where he is expected to be OK.

The two officers are identified as Officer Kimberly Potts from the Eleva Police Department and Chief William Prudlick of the Osseo Police Department. Both of them have been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.


Strum (WQOW) – A man is hospitalized in Rochester after being shot by police in Strum Friday night. Strum police got a report of a man with a gun just after 8:00 pm.

According to the Trempealeau County sheriff, Strum, Osseo and Eleva police located the vehicle the man was driving, and tried to stop him. The vehicle then pulled into a residence on Balsam Street.

The sheriff says the suspect had a handgun. Officers shot him multiple times. He was then airlifted to an Eau Claire Hospital and later transferred to Rochester. There is no word on his condition.

WQOW Staff

WQOW Staff

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