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UPDATE: Ashland Co. Deputy on paid leave after officer-involved shooting of teen

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UPDATE: The Bad River Tribe has identified the victim of Wednesday's fatal officer-involved-shooting as Jason Pero, a 14-year-old boy who attended Ashland Middle School.

Earlier on Thursday, authorities with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) say a knife was recovered at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday.

In addition, the DCI says family members and witnesses of the incident have been provided victim witness services by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and are communicating with the DOJ. 

The DOJ is also in communication with the Bad River Tribe to keep community members informed as the investigation continues.

The DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of the shooting.

Investigation reports will be brought to the Ashland County District Attorney after the investigation is complete.

The DCI says they hope to turn over all reports to a prosecutor within 30 days of the shooting.

Authorities with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office says Pero died following the shooting. 

Authorities say they were called to the area of Maple Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a male walking around carrying a knife.

According to authorities, shots were fired by a deputy shortly before noon, and the boy was hit by gunfire.

Authorities say the deputy involved with the shooting was not injured.

The boy was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after he was treated by first responders, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An official with the Wisconsin DOJ says the patrol sector of the Ashland County Sheriff's Office covers areas of the reservation.

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice say the officer involved with a fatal shooting on the Bad River Reservation is on paid administrative leave.

Earlier on Thursday, authorities with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) say a knife was recovered at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday.

Authorities say the DCI has been investigating an officer involved death (OID) after an Ashland County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call reporting a male subject walking around Maple Street with a knife.

In addition, the DCI says family members and witnesses of the incident have been provided victim witness services by the Department of Justice (DOJ), and are communicating with the DOJ. 

The DOJ is also in communication with the Bad River Tribe to keep community members informed as the investigation continues.

The DCI is continuing to collect evidence and determine the facts of the shooting.

Investigation reports will be brought to the Ashland County District Attorney after the investigation is complete.

The DCI says they hope to turn over all reports to a prosecutor within 30 days of the shooting.

Authorities with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old boy died following the shooting. 

Authorities say they were called to the area of Maple Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a male walking around carrying a knife.

According to authorities, shots were fired by a deputy shortly before noon, and the boy was hit by gunfire.

Authorities say the deputy involved with the shooting was not injured.

The boy was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after he was treated by first responders, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Bad River Tribal Council says the person who died was a young male and was also a member of the Bad River Tribe.

An official with the Wisconsin DOJ says the patrol sector of the Ashland County Sheriff's Office covers areas of the reservation.

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UPDATE: The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says a 14-year-old boy has died following an officer-involved shooting in Odanah.

Authorities say they were called to the area of Maple Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a male walking around carrying a knife.

According to authorities, shots were fired by a deputy shortly before noon, and the boy was hit by gunfire.

Authorities say the deputy involved with the shooting was not injured.

The boy was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after he was treated by first responders, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Bad River Tribal Council says the person who died was a young male and was also a member of the Bad River Tribe; however, authorities with the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations have not confirmed that the victim was a tribe member.

An official with the Wisconsin DOJ says the patrol sector of the Ashland County Sheriff's Office covers areas of the reservation.

The Sheriff's Office says the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation was contacted and will be doing an independent investigation.

Officials with the Bad River Tribe say staff and community members will be available at the schools on Thursday to support the students.

Support for the community members will be available at the clinic and community center Wednesday night. 

The identity of the boy is not being released at this time until family members are notified.

Authorities say this is believed to be an isolated incident.

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UPDATE: The Bad River Tribal Council and the Department of Justice have confirmed a fatal officer-involved shooting happened Wednesday on the Bad River Reservation.

The Council has confirmed the victim was a Bad River tribal member, and is a minor.

An official with the DCI says the Ashland County Sheriff's Office was involved in an officer involved death and requested the Department of Justice lead the investigation.

DCI officials say the Ashland County Sheriff will be releasing a statement soon.

The Department of Justice will not be releasing other details as this time.

Authorities were called to the area near Maple Street early Wednesday afternoon.

A large police presence remains near that area.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is taking over an investigation on the incident.

KBJR 6 has reached out to the victim's family, however they are not commenting at this time.

KBJR 6 has a crew on the way to the scene, and will provide more details as they become available. 

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The Ashland County Sheriff's Office says the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is taking over an investigation incident on the Bad River Reservation.

A large police presence remains near Maple Street in Odanah.

Police were called to the area early Wednesday afternoon.

KBJR 6 has a crew on the way to the scene, and will provide more details as they become available. 

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