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Beloit police arrest 15-year-old for fatal Labor Day weekend shooting

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BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit police say they have arrested a 15-year-old boy for first-degree intentional homicide in connection to a Labor Day weekend shooting.

Police say they worked with Beloit school officials to find out which class the boy was in before arresting him at Beloit Memorial High School Monday morning.

Police Chief Andre Sayles says the boy had a gun in his bag at the time of his arrest. The school was put on a soft lockdown while police arrested him.

The body of a 19-year-old was found between two houses on Sunday, September 5th. Beloit police later said they believed the person was shot and killed two days before their body was found.

During a press conference Monday, police did say they had a report of shots fired in the area on Friday night.

Police say the boy is currently being held as a juvenile and is not being identified at this time, but they may release more details if he is charged as an adult.

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