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.