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Developments in 2019 Beloit Bar Shooting

Daniel T. Blackshear, 28, an Indiana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for shooting a man at a Beloit bar according to Rock County Circuit Court Records. The incident took place in April 2019 at Rooney’s Pub, 65 Portland Ave. 

He was previously charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting that injured a 37-year-old man April 14, 2019. Video footage and eye witnesses were used to identify Blackshear. The victim’s identity has not been released to the public but reports show that the unidentified victim was shot in the jaw, neck, and hip at Rooney’s Pub. A radio station broadcasting local news for Rocky County, WLCO, reports that due to the victim’s gunshot wounds he had to be flown to a hospital in Madison.

Footage shows the events that took place right before the shooting. Blackshear was seen in  the smoking area talking to other individuals when the victim and a woman approached the group. Court documents say that Blackshear stepped back, raised his hand and shot the man. Video footage also confirms that Blackshear appears  to be holding a handgun and firing it after which he fled the scene. 

Blackshear’s identity came to light when he was identified by two witnesses who were present at the scene along with the secured video footage. After being identified he was arrested on April 23, 2019 by the U.S. Marshals Service in Indiana. The Beloit Police Department took time to recognize and thank the U.S. Marshals after taking Blackshear into custody.

Blackshear pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an out of state felon in a plea agreement with the Rock County Circuit Court records. Rock County Judge John Wood sentenced Blackshear to four year in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison system. According to Beloit Daily News, in addition to his four year sentence he is also sentenced with four years of post-release supervision. 

Court records show that Blackshear was granted 612 days of sentence credit as his pretrial detention period moved through the Rock County court system. Our source Beloit Daily News, also reports that Blackshear is now eligible for the substance abuse and challenge incarceration programs. 

The Beloit Daily News also keeps records of the Beloit Police Department. Their records show that in 2019, seven shootings were gun-related homicides.

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