Beloit police investigate apparent murder

Beloit Police Captain Dan Risse says officers from the City of Beloit and from the Town of Beloit Police Departments as well as Town of Beloit Fire Personnel were sent to the 2100 block of Newark Road for a man down in the roadway a 12:15 a.m. Friday morning.  Responding officers located an individual lying in the roadway that had been shot. Town of Beloit Fire Personnel transported the subject to Beloit Memorial Hospital. The individual was pronounced dead a short time later. 
    The individual has been tentatively identified. However, the identity is being withheld pending 
confirmation. Beloit Police Evidence Technicians are currently processing the scene. 
     Newark Road between McKinley and Nye School will be closed to through traffic for much of Friday morning. Access to Townview Elementary School will be possible from the West off Madison Road or Highway 213. 
     An autopsy has been scheduled for later Friday. The investigation is ongoing.