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Update: Janesville homicide victim identified

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Catherine W. Idzerda
June 5, 2010
— Police have identified the victim of a Friday-night fatal shooting. He is Samuel M. Aegerter, 30, of 1113 N. Osborne Ave., Janesville, according to a news release.

Police continue to seek the occupants of a white or off-white car, who might be able to shed light on the homicide that occurred near Janesville's Five Points.


The drivers of two motorcycles are suspects in a shooting that took place at about 11:45 p.m. Friday.


Initial investigation shows that the two motorcycles were in the left-turn lane of West Milwaukee Street when they exchanged words with the victim, police said.


The victim drove west on Court Street, and the two motorcyclists, instead of turning left, followed the victimís vehicle.


The white or off-white car turned left onto Center Avenue, witnesses told police.


One of the two motorcyclists fired several shots from a handgun and struck the victim in the neck, police said.


The victim was found just north of Court Street on Walnut Street, seven blocks from the Five Points intersection.


Janesville paramedics transported the victim to Mercy Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


The suspects are described as white males between 30- and 40-years-old with shaved heads and operating motorcycles with loud pipes.


A section of Court Street was shut down through the night while the police worked in the area.


The street was reopened late Saturday morning, while police went door to door.


Anyone with information about the suspects or about the occupants of the car should call the Janesville Police Department at (608) 755-3100 or Janesville Area Crimestoppers at (608) 756-3636.



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