A Beloit man accused in the January 2016 drive-by death of young boy has been sentenced to prison. Rock County Judge Michael Haakensen sentenced 26-year-old Sergio Ortiz Friday to 40 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint Ortiz and three other men were looking for rival gang members when they fired shots at a vehicle driven by Austin Ramos, Senior. He was not hit, but five-year-old Austin Ramos, Junior was killed.
Ortiz plead guilty in July to first degree reckless homicide. Three other defendants still face charges- prosecutors say they have been cooperating.