RUSK COUNTY -- Authorities say that Scott O'Brien of Sheldon, WI, is in custody for Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Firearm after he allegedly shot and killed his son, according to a press release from the Rusk County Sheriff's Office.

Press Release

On April 9, 2021 around 6:29PM the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for an altercation at N799 CTH G in the Township of Marshall.

Rusk County deputies arrived on scene and found a male subject deceased from a single gun shot wound. The deceased male was identified as Jesse O’Brien, 36 years old of Sheldon.

Scott O’Brien, 59 years of age of Sheldon and the father of Jesse was taken into custody tor Homicide by intoxicated Use of a Firearm.

This incident is still under investigation by the Rusk County Sheriff’s office, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Rusk County Medical Examiners Office.

- Per Phil Grassmann, Rusk County Chief Deputy


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