Investigators ID 20-year-old arrested in fatal Beloit shooting

A 20-year-old Beloit man was arrested in connection with a shooting this week that killed a man, police said.

The Beloit Police Department identified Ezequiel C. Acosta as a suspect in the shooting death of 49-year-old Jose Carrera Reyes Wednesday night.

Reyes was shot inside a home on the 1700 block of Harrison Avenue around 8:15 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital.

According to a news release, the firearm that investigators believe was involved in the shooting was recovered at the scene.

There were no additional suspects and there is no ongoing threat to the neighborhood, police said.

The district attorney is reviewing charges in the case and police expect to be able to share additional information on Monday, the news release said.

The city of Beloit Police Department said it didn’t receive calls about shots fired in the area prior to the shooting, according to the release. Police said residents are encouraged to call police if they’ve heard shots fired or are aware of other criminal activity in their neighborhood.

Investigators ID 20-year-old arrested in fatal Beloit shooting

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