Man who shot at 911 caller reporting argument arrested, Janesville police say

Janesville police

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Police in Janesville have arrested a 41-year-old Beloit man they said shot at a 911 caller following an argument early Sunday morning.

In a news release, the city’s police department said its Street Crimes Unit was conducting covert surveillance around 3 p.m. Monday when they saw the man driving near Kettering and Whitney streets. Officers stopped the man and arrested him on multiple tentative charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety while armed.

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Police said the victim had called dispatchers just after 3 a.m. Sunday to report an argument between a man and a woman in the 2300 block of Rockport Road. While the caller was on the phone, the man reportedly shot at them.

According to police, the 911 caller had shouted at the man and woman involved in the argument. That’s when the man started shooting.

The woman involved in the argument, who police said left the scene before officers arrived, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police said she and the man knew each other.

News 3 Now is not naming the man at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Rock County Jail.