Update from the BPD: Suspect fatally shot by the police.
From our friends at Beloit Scanner:
Officials are reporting the suspect that was killed has been identified as Montay Penning, a 23-year-old from Janesville, Wisconsin
Officer Involved Shooting Incident & Investigation
This incident started at 11:42 a.m. today at Henry Avenue and Riverside Drive when a Rock County Sheriff’s Office Deputy observed a vehicle believed to be stolen and reported hearing shots fired. After a brief pursuit, the suspect fled from the vehicle and a foot chase ensued. Our officers responded to assist and were looking for the suspect in the area.
Several minutes later, the suspect was located in the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue where he was observed to be armed. Three Beloit officers fired at the suspect, who received fatal injuries. The suspect was pronounced deceased at 12:25 p.m.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the course of this incident. We are not releasing the identities of the officers involved in the incident or the suspect.
An independent investigation is being conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The three officers involved have been placed on administrative duty until the conclusion of the investigation.
The School District of Beloit placed three schools – Merrill, Aldrich, and Robinson – on a soft lockdown during the incident. A soft lockdown means that school continues as normal but no one is allowed in and out of the building.
In addition to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the Beloit Police Department, the Town of Beloit Police Department also responded to the incident.
Per state statute, the Wisconsin Department of Justice is conducting the investigation.
Beloit Scanner is reporting a suspect in a stolen white vehicle was being chased and shots were fired. 5’11 Male light skin black Possibly Adidas jacket jeans on foot on Harrison.
Multiple shots fired, possibly by police. Asking for medical to the scene.
BPD: We are responding to a significant incident in the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue. We ask that people avoid the area at this time, however, the ongoing threat has been resolved. We will be holding a news media briefing at the Beloit Police Department at 100 State St. at 2 p.m. today.
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