The City of Beloit Police Department is announcing the arrests of two suspects involved in Monday’s homicide of a 25-year-old Beloit man. The arrests occurred shortly before 3 a.m. this morning when the two individuals turned themselves into the Rock County Jail.
Elontae M. Phiffer, 18, of Beloit, and Damon E. Allen, 19, of Beloit, are charged with first degree intentional homicide – PTAC, as a party to a crime.
A third suspect, Journee R. Weathers Jr., 19, of Beloit, has a warrant for a charge of first degree intentional homicide. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the City of Beloit Police Department or to provide an anonymous tip via the Greater Beloit Crime Stoppers.
The Rock County District Attorney’s Office issued charges yesterday against all three individuals. The criminal complaint states that a dispute over payment for a vehicle started prior to the victim being fatally shot. A witness identified Weathers as the shooter.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Beloit Police Department at (608) 757-2244 or Crime Stoppers at (608) 362-7463. Individuals can send an anonymous tip online using P3TIPS.COM/482.
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