14 Year Old Lunged At Deputy With Butcher Knife Before Being Shot

14 Year Old Lunged At Deputy With Butcher Knife Before Being Shot

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has released more information about the fatal officer involved shooting of a 14-year-old boy on Thursday.

According to the DOJ, Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed the boy after the boy lunged at him multiple times holding a butcher knife.

The 14-year-old was 5’9″, and 300 lbs. and was asked to drop the knife multiple times. When Mrdjenovich was retreating, the boy lunged twice.

Fox 9 reports that was when the deputy fired his weapon, striking him twice.

The boy was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

According to the Division of Criminal Investigation, the boy himself was the original caller that warned police about a person of his description wielding a knife.

The group Native Lives Matter has organized a vigil for the boy the night of the shooting.

 

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