Alleged shooter in Beloit homicide turns himself in; victim identified

Beloit Homicide Arrests

BELOIT, Wis. — The man charged with killing a 25-year-old Beloit man last week has turned himself in.

Journee R. Weathers Jr., 19, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Two other men involved in the killing, 18-year-old Elontae M. Phiffer and 19-year-old Damon E. Allen, were arrested last week on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime after they turned themselves in.

“I am pleased the suspects in this case turned themselves in and appreciate all of the efforts to facilitate this safe resolution,” said Chief Andre Sayles. “Thank you to all of the members of the public who have provided information and tips to our investigators. Your assistance is very much appreciated.”

Police said the shooting happened following a dispute over payment for a vehicle on June 7 in the 1700 block of Porter Avenue.

The victim has since been identified as Dre Vian T. Allen.

The Rock County District Attorney’s Office issued charges last week against all three men involved. Officials said a witness identified Weathers as the shooter.