Two shooting suspects returned to area

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BELOIT - Two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting that injured two people on Aug. 12 in Beloit have been returned to Rock County.

Andy D. Davis, 24, and Terrell Peppers, 36, both from Beloit, were arrested separately in Chicago last month by the U.S. Marshals Service, after they fled Beloit. A third suspect is being sought, but police have not identified the suspect.

Davis and Peppers were held at the Cook County Jail until last week, when they were transferred to the Rock County Jail, according to Lt. of Detectives John Kaltenbrun.

The department is still waiting on charges from the Rock County District Attorney's Office, which are expected in the coming weeks.

The department also is waiting on DNA evidence from the scene of the shooting, the 800 block of Eighth Street, to help identify how many shooters were involved in the incident that left a female Rockford teen and a Beloit man injured by gunfire.

Crime scene investigators helped recover around 30 shell casings from the shooting scene, some of which were used to help identify the total number of shooters.

The casings were sent to the Rockford Police Department, using its National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) machine. The NIBIN program automates ballistics evaluations and provides actionable investigative leads through putting fired casing evidence into the system, comparing data already in the system that spans cross-country jurisdictions to assist in investigations.

From the analysis, it was determined there were up to six alleged shooters involved in the incident. From there, evidence was sent to the Wisconsin State Crime Lab for DNA analysis, with Kaltenbrun estimating the evidence would be processed next month.

Davis, also known as Andy "Man Man" Davis, already had a pending shooting case against him. He allegedly was involved in a shooting and stabbing incident on Aug. 16, 2015, in the parking lot of the Turtle Tap, 1344 W. Grand Ave., following an altercation with a man at the bar. Two individuals were shot and a third person was stabbed in the incident, according to the criminal complaint against Davis.

Davis is charged with three counts of first degree reckless injury as a repeater in the 2015 shooting, which carries a possible sentence of up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, records show. He was released after paying a $6,000 cash bond in June of this year, court records show.

Peppers has no open cases against him in Rock County, according to court records, but has been known to police for previous involvement in violent incidents. He was initially charged in the August 2012 Turtle Tap shooting that left one person injured, but an attempted homicide charge against Peppers was dropped after Rock County District Attorney David O'Leary said there may have been video surveillance recordings of the shooting which could not be located.

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