Beloit police shoot, kill suspect after chase

BELOIT -- Beloit police shot and killed an armed suspect Tuesday after a chase, authorities said.

Beloit officers were called late Tuesday morning to help a Rock County sheriff's deputy who saw an apparently stolen vehicle and reported hearing shots fired, Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski said.

The suspect ran away, and a foot chase began. Zibolski said the suspect was found several minutes later and was seen to be armed.

Three Beloit officers fired at the suspect, who died. His name has not been released.

The three officers will be placed on administrative duty while the shooting is investigated by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. Zibolski also did not release the names of the officers and did not disclose how the suspect was armed. No officers were hurt, he said.

The Beloit School District placed three schools on soft lockdown during the incident, meaning classes continued as normal but no one could enter or leave the school, the chief said. He said there were no other threats to the public.