Armed car theft suspect shot and killed by Beloit police

Beloit police say an armed car theft suspect was shot and killed today by police.

The incident began about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Henry Avenue and Riverside Drive when a Rock County Sheriff's Deputy saw a vehicle that was suspected as being stolen and reported hearing shots fired.

After a brief pursuit, the driver got out of the vehicle and took off on foot, Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

Beloit police joined deputies in looking for the suspect, who was found in the 1800 block of Harrison Avenue.

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