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Jackson County identifies man shot by deputies last week

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Jackson County, WI (WXOW) -

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has identified the person fatally shot by deputies at a rural home last week. 

The man is identified as Donovan Paul Scheurich, Sr. formerly of La Crosse. 

On January 25, two deputies and a sergeant went to a home in the Town of Millston for report of a suicidal person who was making threats against law enforcement. When they arrived, Scheurich began firing a weapon at the officers. They returned fire and fatally wounded Scheurich, who died at the scene.

The sheriff's office also identified the three officers involved. They are:

Sgt. Evan Mazur, a nearly 15 year veteran of the department

Deputy Michael Bartlett-a member of the department since May 2011

Deputy Aaron Johnson-a member of the department since July 2012

A statement on the shooting released by the sheriff's office said that none of the three had ever been involved in a officer-involved shooting before. 

All three remain on paid administrative leave following the conclusion of the investigation into the shooting. The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is heading the investigation at the request of the department. 

Once the investigation is complete, the DCI will turn over their reports to the Jackson County District Attorney.


The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is at the helm of an investigation into an officer involved death in Jackson County. 

In the evening hours of January 25, deputies from the Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office responded to several emergency calls about a suicidal person, making threats against law enforcement. When deputies arrived, the man fired his weapon and multiple deputies fired their weapons in response. The man was struck and killed at the scene, and no deputies were injured during the incident. 

The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation is at the request of the Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept., and is a collaboration between DCI, the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

The Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office is fully cooperating with the DCI in the investigation as evidence continues to be collected to determine the facts of this incident.

Investigative reports will be turned over to the Jackson County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.

More information to follow. 

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