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Beloit man arrested after firing shots

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Gazette Staff
January 2, 2008
— Police arrested a Beloit man early Monday after he was involved in a verbal fight outside a bar and fired two rounds from a shotgun, according to a town of Beloit Police Department news release.

According to the release:


Officers were dispatched at 1:14 a.m. to the Bear Chest bar, 1901 S. Wisconsin Ave., for a report of a man armed with a shotgun who was firing it in the parking lot.


An investigation revealed Fernando R. Tillery Jr., 21, Beloit, was involved in a verbal argument with three passersby in the parking lot. Tillery removed a 12-gauge shotgun from his trunk and discharged one round. As he left the area, he fired another round from his car at Bayliss and Harrison avenues.


No one was injured.


Tillery left the scene in a silver Ford Focus before town of Beloit officers arrived, but Beloit police located him around White Avenue and Prince Hall Drive.


Town of Beloit police arrested Tillery on charges of felony endangering safety by discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and misdemeanor charges of endangering safety by intoxicated use of a firearm, endangering safety by discharge of a firearm within 100 yards of a building and disorderly conduct while armed. Beloit police arrested him on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, recklessly endangering safety, operating while intoxicated and open intoxicants.



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