Death Investigation- South Beloit
SOUTH BELOIT, IL – On June 10, 2018 at 12:13 am South Beloit Police Officers were sent to a residence in the 2200 block of Blackhawk Blvd. regarding a man with a gun. The female caller stated her husband had a gun, fired a shot and was threatening. The woman also advised that her father-in-law and her small children were in a tent in the back yard. As officers arrived they made contact with the 38 year old male in the front yard who possessed a handgun. The officers retreated to cover and called for assistance from the Rockton and Roscoe Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Officers began a dialogue with the male but he retreated into the residence. A short time later the male exited the rear of the home and walked to the side yard with the gun pointed to his head. He walked to a wooded area and discharged two shots, came back out into the open and fired one round into his head. South Beloit Fire Department personnel were on scene and immediately began attending to the male. He was later transported to a local hospital but died from his injury.
Officers checked the rear yard and located tents, one of which was occupied by two young female children and one deceased 64 year old male. The children were uninjured and were reunited with their mother.. The deceased 64 year old male had apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body.
This is considered a domestic violence incident and no other persons are sought in connection to the incident. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office are assisting the South Beloit Police Department and this case is still under investigation. Names of the two males will not be released until next of kin are notified
Just after midnight on Sunday the South Beloit police responded to the 2200 block of Blackhawk Road near S. Beloit
Police arrived on scene and negotiations were taken place between a man and the police.
During the negotiations, the man walked out to the backyard where some tents were with children in them and an older gentleman.
Police heard some gunshots, during the negotiations. They later found out the man shot and killed a 64-year-old man in the upper body.
Then the man shot himself in the head.
The children were not injured.
Police are investigating. Still developing