Teen Killed on Native American Reservation by Deputy

Wisconsin authorities have released the name of a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot an eighth-grade boy on a Native American reservation.

 

The state department of justice says Ashland County sheriff's deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot 14-year-old Jason Pero on the Bad River reservation Wednesday after Pero approached the officer with a butcher knife and refused to drop it.

 

Authorities say Pero lunged at Mrdjenovich twice. Mrdjenovich fired, hitting the boy twice.

 

An investigation shows Pero called 911 to report a man with a knife, then described himself to dispatch.

 

His grandparents say Pero came home from school ill Wednesday, but they didn't know why he left the home.


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