A 15-year-old was arrested Monday for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old last week, according to Beloit Police Chief Andre Sayles.
Police arrested the suspect at Beloit Memorial High School. A firearm was found in the suspect's possession upon arrest. Because the suspect is under 18 police are not releasing their name at this time.
A preliminary autopsy of the victim's body indicates he was shot Friday Sept. 3, Sayles said.
Beloit police responded to a report of gunshots near Bluff Street and Portland Avenue at about 9:30 that Friday night. Officers searched the neighborhood and recovered shell casings but no body or blood evidence, Sayles said.
Police found the body between two houses Sunday Sept. 5 at 7:50 a.m. after responding to reports of a man down. Sayles said the victim’s body was not visible Friday evening due to its location and the time of day.
Police are not identifying the victim at this time.