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Mother questions why 14-year-old son fatally shot by officer on northern Wisconsin reservation

Family members of a 14-year-old boy fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy on a northern Wisconsin reservation questioned on Thursday why the teen, who they describe as loving and kind, was gunned down.

Holly Gauthier said authorities have provided few details about the death of her son, 14-year-old Jason Pero, an eighth-grader who died on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation Wednesday.


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