UPDATE (11/8/16): Police have released additional details on Monday’s standoff in Janesville.
Authorities say the situation all started with a dispute between four individuals who met to exchange drugs at Lincoln and Wilson. That’s where shots were initially fired, leading to one victim arriving at Mercy Hospital a short time later. He is expected to survive.
One of the suspect vehicles that fled the shooting scene was later found in a driveway at 416 Johnson Street, where the standoff with police took place. A SWAT team was deployed, and at around 6:10 p.m., a juvenile male exited the residence and gave himself up to authorities.
A search of the home later in the evening netted no other suspects. That residence and two vehicles there are continuing to be investigated.
Later on in the evening, around 10 p.m., officers learned the identity of another suspect, Nando Enis, 20, and took him into custody in the 200 block of E. Racine Street.
The juvenile male, 16, of Beloit, who surrendered earlier in the evening, was arrested for battery, theft, disorderly conduct and robbery. Charges for Enis have not been issued.
Janesville Police are in a standoff with a man, wanted for a shooting.
The suspect has been barricaded within a home at 416 Johnson St. for nearly 10 hours. Firefighters entered the home at around 10 p.m. wearing gas masks. It’s unclear if police have taken the suspect into custody. Police are telling everyone to stay away from the area.
This stems from a shooting that happened around 1:30 Monday afternoon, just a few blocks away near Lincoln St. and Wilson Ave. Investigators say one person was hit, but was able to drive himself to the hospital.
A witness says he watched as police cornered the suspects in the home, saying: “I see the car come around the corner here, at Park Avenue and Johnson, and pull up over there were the police are at now, and two of the guys jumped out while the car was still moving. I knew they had to be involved in the shooting because they were just getting out of that car too quick.”
Police have not released any details, but are planning to hold a news conference Tuesday morning.