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NEW INFO: Names of Indivivduals Involved in Neillsville Shooting Released
Monday, December 16th, 2013 -- 7:37 pm
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director

-The names of the individuals involved in the shooting in the City of Neillsville have been released.

According to the Clark County Sheriff's Department and Neillsville Police Department, the sheriff's department received a call just after 2:30am about a fight in progress at 1009 Grand Avenue in Neillsville. The communications center indicated that it was a domestic disturbance and a knife was involved

Neillsville Police Officer Aaron Bembnister, age 24, arrived on scene shortly after the call and he walked up to the main entrance of the residence located at the west side of the house. During this time, 23-year-old Ricky Taylor began approaching the officer with a knife in his hand. Officer Bembnister gave numerous orders to drop the knife, and as Taylor continued approaching, the officer shot him.

An ambulance was immediately summoned and first aid efforts were attempted. The Neillsville Ambulance Service transported Taylor to Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. He was then flown by Spirit Air Medical Transport to Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He later died from his injuries.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Clark County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation. The Wisconsin State Patrol also assisted at the scene.

As per department policy, Officer Bembnister is on Administrative leave during the investigation which is still underway.

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