Three Beloit Police officers named following deadly shooting

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BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says three officers, Officer John McMahon, Sgt. Ryan Flanagan, and Det. Nathan Adams, have been placed on administrative duty after shooting and killing a man on Tuesday.

According to police, a Rock County Sheriff’s Office Deputy attempted to stop Penning in a reportedly stolen vehicle in the area of Henry Avenue and Riverside Drive around 11:24 a.m.

The deputy reported hearing shots fired in the incident, during which he pursued the suspect vehicle.

Police say 23-year-old Montay Penning, of Janesville, ultimately ran on foot into the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue, at which time Beloit Police Officers joined in the chase.

According to Beloit Police, the three pursuing Beloit officers opened fire on Penning, who was allegedly armed, killing him.

Penning was pronounced dead at 12:25 p.m. The medical examiner says the cause of death was “firearm related trauma.”

No officers were injured in the incident.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is handling an investigation of the shooting, and the three officers involved have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

McMahon is a 29 year veteran of the police department, Flanagan, 19 years and Adams, 14 years.


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