An autopsy is planned for today for the victim of a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Beloit.
Police Captain Bill Tyler (:22) belshoot2
Twenty-two-year-old Derick Kimber crashed a vehicle into the parking lot of Merrill Elementary School after being shot. He was pronounced dead at Beloit Memorial Hospital. A 24-year-old pedestrian suffered a non-life threatening gun shot wound.
Tyler says police locked down the school after Kimber’s car crashed in the parking lot and that police requested the Beloit Memorial be locked down after the shooting. He says that’s standard procedure in a shooting since the hospital has security guards and not police officers present. Police later had to intervene in an altercation between the victim’s family members and others outside the hospital emergency department.
This is the fifth homicide of the year in Beloit.
Contributed by Beth Wheelock-WCLO