Court records connect Beloit shooting suspect, 2014 homicide victim

Police seek 2 men in connection with attempted homicide
Ricardo Holloway

Beloit police released new information connecting Thursday night’s shooting to a murder last year in the same city.

Police are not releasing the name of the 22-year-old who was shot in the 1800 block of Shopiere Road around 6 p.m.

Police said they have not yet been able to talk to the 22-year-old because he remains in critical condition, but they are hoping that releasing the names of the suspects early on in the investigation will help them determine what led to the shooting.

On Friday police Capt. Dan Risse said a felony warrant was issued for 20-year-old Ricardo Holloway, of Beloit, for attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Holloway should be considered armed and dangerous.

Online court records show Holloway lived at the same house as Raymond Holloway, who was shot and killed last April in Beloit.

Jajuan Logan was found guilty in connection to Raymond Holloway’s murder, but police are still looking for another person they believe to be involved in the murder.

“We are trying to establish what the cause was between the two,” Risse said. “It would be easier if and when they are taken into custody we can ask them what’s wrong. But until somebody comes forward and tells us specifically that this was an issue that existed between the two, anything I say would just be speculation.”

Risse said police are also seeking 31-year-old Morean Williams, of Beloit, in connection with the shooting. A warrant was issued for his arrest on a probation violation and a felony warrant for party to the crime of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Beloit police evidence technicians worked through the night processing evidence. At about 8 a.m. Friday, the vehicle believed to have been used during the shooting was recovered abandoned in the 1600 block of Porter Avenue, police said.

Police are also hoping social media will help lead them to more information.

“With the advent of the popularity of social media, it is amazing how many people you can reach with a quick click,” Risse said. “So we are hoping through conventional media and social media that we will be able to locate these suspects.”

Police believe Ricardo Holloway and Morean Williams knew the victim and that the crime itself was not random.

Police asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at 608-364-6801, the Beloit Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463 or text 274637 and type BACS plus your message.