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Statement on Today's Officer-Involved Shooting in the Town of Beloit

 

This is a joint news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Town of Beloit Police Department

 

Town of Beloit — The investigation continues into a shooting incident that occurred on November 6, 2011, at 1:43 a.m. in the parking lot of Rex Lanes, 2547 South Park Avenue in the Town of Beloit.  The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is the lead agency, with assistance from the Rock County Sheriff’s Department and the City of Beloit Police Department.

 

A Town of Beloit police officer and one male suspect were transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital.  The officer was admitted with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect suffered fatal wounds and was pronounced dead at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

 

While the investigation is continuing, there is no reason to believe the public is in danger from this incident.  Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting should contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Department at 608-757-7925, or the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation at 608-266-1671.

 

No names are being released at this time, and the Town of Beloit scene has been cleared.  More information will be provided as the investigation continues.   

 

Please direct any media inquires to DOJ Communications Officer Dana Brueck at (608) 266-6686 or (608) 630-4786.

 

UPDATE:

 

The Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting from early this morning in the Town of Beloit.

 

At this time, investigators continue to collect evidence and conduct interviews.

 

The only information being released is as follows:

 

As indicated previously, an officer from the Town of Beloit sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The male suspect was subsequently shot and pronounced dead.

 

No further information on this case will be released today.

 

We remind anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Department or the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation at the numbers below. Thank you.