BELOIT (WIFR) -- On March 11, 2013, at about 3:25 p.m., the Beloit Police Department was notified that 30-year-old Samuel Jones, had been arrested in Chicago, IL. Jones had been taken into
custody on Beloit’s Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide warrant. The warrant was issued as a result of an investigation into a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of E. Grand on August 4, 2012.
On August 4, 2012, shortly after 1:00 A.M., Beloit Officers responded to the area of The Turtle Tap, in the 1300 block of E. Grand Av. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, evidence of a shooting was
discovered in the parking lot of The Turtle Tap.
Minutes later, the 911 Center received a call that there was a gunshot wound victim in the area of Nelson and Keeler Avenues. Officers found a vehicle abandoned at this intersection that had
sustained damage from several gun shots. There was blood inside the vehicle indicating that an occupant had been injured. Officers followed a blood trail from the vehicle to a residence in
the 1200 block of Keeler Av. This residence was found to be unoccupied at the time but there was evidence indicating the victim had been here.
At about 1:50 A.M., a Rockford IL hospital advised that they were treating a patient for gunshot wounds. The patient indicated he had been shot in Beloit. The interview of this victim confirmed he had been shot while in a vehicle in the Turtle Tap parking lot. The victim fled the scene and drove to Nelson and Keeler. He went to the residence in the 1200 of Keeler for
assistance. The victim received a ride from a friend to the hospital. The victim is a 22 year old man from Beloit. The victim sustained non-life threatening wounds and has been admitted to
the hospital in good condition.
Jones is being held in the Cook County Jail awaiting his extradition proceeding back to Wisconsin. The Rock County District Attorney’s office will be coordinating the extradition with the Illinois State’s Attorney office.
A second suspect in this incident, 31-year-old Terrell Peppers, was arrested on December 12, 2012 and is awaiting his trial.
The third and final suspect, 30-year-old Charles Steel, remains at large and a warrant for Attempted 1st Degree Homicide is in effect for him.