** Shooting Investigation Update**
A person of interest in the fatal shooting of Enrique Ramirez, 19, of Beloit, on Wednesday has been taken into custody. That individual, Chet A. Hummell, 30, was arrested yesterday evening in Rockford on a felon in possession of a firearm charge. The Rock County District Attorney’s Office will review the case for other potential charges.
Ramirez was pronounced dead at 5:46 a.m. Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Thank you to the community members who came forward with critical information in this investigation. Also thank you to the Rockford Illinois Police Department for their assistance.