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Rockford Scanner™: Shooting in Beloit, Alleged Suspect Arrested



 

 

A 28-year-old Beloit man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot in the shoulder during a disturbance in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue at 4:01 a.m. Saturday, July 7.

The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville after a witness called 911.

Beloit police officers set up a perimeter and cleared the home in the 1100 block of Grand Avenue. Additional information indicated that the suspect might be in the 200 block of Moore Avenue.

The suspect, Christopher A. Barker, 24, of Beloit, was arrested without incident in the 200 block of Moore Avenue for attempted homicide and for a substantial battery warrant out of Milwaukee County.

Barker and the victim were prior acquaintances; there is no danger to the community from this incident.

The Beloit Police Department will not release the victim’s name or any more information today. No one is available for media interviews this weekend.

The Beloit Police Department appreciates the help of officers from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Beloit Police, Janesville Police, South Beloit Police Department and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department in this incident