Fatal Chetek Shooting Appears To Be An Accident

posted Aug 31, 2016, 10:49 AM by Ryan Quinn
A fatal shooting last night in Chetek appears to be an accident, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. 

Just after 830pm Tuesday night, a 9-1-1 call was made advising that a person shot himself at an address on Leonard St in the City of Chetek.  When officers arrived, they found 25-year old Paul Rederer, of Chetek dead from a fatal gunshot wound.  

The Chetek Police, along with the Barron County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their investigation, but say alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the fatal accident.