No arrest in fatal Beloit shooting

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BELOIT - A man was shot and killed early Saturday in Beloit and the investigation continues while no suspects have been arrested, according to the Beloit Police Department.

The shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. in the 700 block of Newfield Drive, according to police. Police said Dwan A. Buchanan, 34, of Beloit, was shot outside of a home in the area. Buchanan was pronounced dead at 4:52 a.m. at Beloit Memorial Hospital, according to the department.

According to Beloit police dispatch audio of the incident, Buchanan was found by officers with "multiple gunshot wounds to the chest."

The department is seeking the public's help in the incident, requesting residents share home security camera footage or other details with police by calling 608-757-2244 or submitting tips through

Authorities are looking for a large silver SUV and a blue VW sedan with possible broken windows, according to Beloit Strategic Communications Director Sarah Millard. Both vehicles are believed to be connected to the shooting.

When asked for additional details on the incident, Millard said no further updates were available as of press time Monday.

The fatal shooting is now the fourth for Beloit this year along with other non-fatal shootings in 2019.


On Feb. 9, James Tomten, 21, of Beloit, was shot and killed in an SUV parked in the 800 block of Vine Street. A suspect arrested and charged in the case, Jacob Davenport, 38, of Beloit, was found not guilty in the slaying by a Rock County jury on Friday following a week-long trial.

On March 11, Treron L. White, 21, of Beloit, was shot along with Devonta D. Brandenburg, 25, of Beloit, and a Beloit 15-year-old juvenile near Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. White died from injuries sustained in the shooting. The fatal incident apparently involved a large confrontation that led to the shooting. A suspect was identified at the time of the shooting, but no charges have been filed in the case.

On Oct. 23, Enrique Ramirez, 19, of Beloit, was shot multiple times in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Vine Street, later dying of his injuries. Chet A. Hummell, 30, was arrested in Rockford on Oct. 25 and is charged with felon in possession of a firearm. No homicide charges have been filed in the case, according to court records.


On April 14, Terey A. Vance, 36, of Beloit, was found shot multiple times outside of a Beloit bar on Portland Avenue. Daniel T. Blackshear, 26, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the case, according to court records.

On July 5, Diamond J. Rucks, 19, of Beloit, allegedly shot Nikolai Wasilewski, 20, of Beloit, accidentally while the pair were playing with a handgun at a home in the 2000 block of Fairfax Avenue, according to court records. At the time, Wasilewski was on probation from the 2015 accidental shooting death of 17-year-old Marcus Seichter, of Beloit, on Dec. 23, 2015 at a home in the 200 block of Eighth Street while the pair were also playing with a handgun.

On Oct. 20, Reginald D. Reed, 50, of Milwaukee, was wounded by gunfire in a shooting in the 900 block of Keeler Avenue. Reed suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg in the incident that occurred around 5:15 a.m., according to Beloit police.

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