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3-year-old son of Elroy police chief accidentally shoots himself

3-year-old son of Elroy police chief...

According to the Juneau County Sheriff's Office, deputies went to a home in Plymouth Township on Monday evening to check on a report of a juvenile with an accidental gunshot wound.

Sheriff Brent Oleson with the Juneau County Sheriff's office confirmed that the child involved in the gunshot wound is a 3-year-old boy who shot himself with his father's firearm. 

The child's father is Elroy's Chief of Police Tony Green.

Authorities say the child was taken by ambulance to Mile Bluff Medical Center and is expected to be released today.

The Elroy Police Department and the Juneau County Sheriff's office have both said they do not have any further comments to provide at this time. 

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident, with help from sheriff's office.

The DCI says it is common to investigate these types of cases in small communities due to the close working relationships between law enforcement officers and agencies. 

Elroy Police Chief Tony Green was placed on administrative leave in 2015 after an investigation revealed that he was at a party where minors allegedly were served alcohol, according to The Messenger of Juneau County.


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