ELROY — A child accidentally shot Dec. 4 is the child of Elroy Police Chief Tony Green, according to a press release from Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson.
The release states the the 3-year-old accidentally shot himself with his father’s firearm.
Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the town of Plymouth after a report of an accidental gunshot wound at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.
The boy was transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center by Elroy Ambulance and is reported to be in stable condition.
In a press release, Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said the child is “recovering well and is expected to be released from the hospital today.”
It was not clear whether the firearm in the incident was Green’s service firearm or a personal gun.
The case is currently being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation.
Green was previously suspended without pay from April 2 to June 7 in 2015 for being at a party where alcohol was served to underage girls. A portion of the report from the Sauk County investigators included a statement from a female who reportedly was younger than 21 who said “Tony (Green) was involved in a drinking game while the other girls who were underage were drinking as well.”
The incident is the second recent shooting involving youth in the region. In August, a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 10-year-old brother in Loganville while playing a game of cops and robbers. The boy said he did not believe the weapon was loaded. Loganville is in Sauk County, about 30 miles southeast of Elroy.