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Two arrested in weekend fight that ended in shooting
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Two arrested in weekend fight that ended in shooting


WATERLOO – Two people have been arrested in a weekend fight in Waterloo in which a Janesville man was shot with his own gun.

Waterloo police arrested Stephen Wesley Bowman, 53, and Nicholas Lawrence Schumann, 30, both of 3219 Franklin St., for assault with bodily injury, a misdemeanor. Bond was set at $1,000 apiece.

Police said Erik Scott Matson, 22, of Janesville, was at a home at 705 W. Seventh St. in Waterloo on Sunday morning when he was attacked by Schumann and Bowman.

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The two knocked Matson to the ground, and Matson reached into his waistband and drew a handgun. The scuffle continued, and gun discharged, striking Matson in the back.

Paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue took Matson to MercyOne Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Officers said it wasn’t clear how Matson was shot.


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