Police search for suspects in Beloit shooting

22-year-old man injured in shooting outside bar
Police search for suspects in Beloit shooting

Beloit police are looking for three suspects in a shooting outside a bar that injured a 22-year-old Beloit man.

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Beloit police have identified Samuel L. Jones, 29, Terrell Peppers, 31, and Charles A. Steel, 29, as suspects in the shooting outside the Turtle Tap early Saturday morning.

The Beloit Police Department said it will be working with the Rock County District Attorney’s Office on Monday to secure warrants for attempted first-degree intentional homicide against the three suspects.

Jones, Peppers, and Steel should be considered armed and dangerous, and people with information on their whereabouts should call 911 or Beloit Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463, police said.

Beloit police said they responded to a report of shots fired at Turtle Tap about 1 a.m. Saturday and found evidence of a shooting in the parking lot.

A few minutes later, the 911 center received a call that there was a gunshot wound victim near Nelson and Keeler avenues, according to police.

Police said when they arrived, officers found an abandoned car which had several bullet holes in it, and blood inside the vehicle indicating that someone had been injured.

Police said officers followed a blood trail from the car to a home in the 1200 block of Keeler Avenue. No one was there at the time but there was evidence indicating the victim had been there.

About an hour later, a hospital in Rockford, Ill., said it was treating a patient for gunshot wounds who had been shot in Beloit, according to police. The victim said he had been shot while in a vehicle in the Turtle Tap parking lot and fled the scene. The victim sustained non-life threatening wounds and was admitted to the hospital in good condition.  

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