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Subject of fatal Ashland officer-involved shooting identified

ASHLAND, WI — Authorities with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation has released the identity of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week in Ashland.

According to the DOJ, Joseph Tedrick, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene May 22.

Authorities say law enforcement were attempting to apprehend Tedrick with a warrant at an Ashland home, but during the incident, Tedrick allegedly entered a vehicle, and then struck and pushed a U.S. Marshal’s vehicle for an unknown distance.

While Tedrick was trying to get away, law enforcement members say they saw him handling a firearm, causing them to fire at him.

The DOJ says law enforcement at the scene began life-saving measures on Tedrick after firing at him.

Two U.S. Marshals, as well as one Sheboygan Police officer, were involved in the incident; however, it is still unknown at this time which agency fired the shot which killed Tedrick.

According to authorities, evidence is still being collected, and the facts are also still being determined.

Information will be given to the Ashland County District Attorney’s Office once the investigation is complete.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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