Man sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2020 Beloit homicide

Mario Tucker
Foreground: Mario Tucker mugshot. Background: The scene of a homicide on December 7, 2020. Courtesy: Beloit Police Department.

BELOIT, Wis. — A man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting another man in Beloit in late 2020, online court records show.

Mario Tucker, 36, was also sentenced to 20 years of extended supervision stemming from the December 7, 2020, shooting that left a 50-year-old man dead. Tucker was found guilty of second-degree intentional homicide following a three-day trial in May.

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Beloit police said Tucker and the victim got into an argument on the morning of the shooting. When officers got to the scene in the 1000 block of 10th Street, they found the victim injured. He later died at a hospital.

Witnesses identified Tucker, who had been living at the home where the shooting took place for less than a week, as the suspect. Officers arrested him an hour and a half after the shooting.

Tucker will receive credit for 604 days he has already spent behind bars.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for August 18.