BELOIT, WI (WTAQ) - A man killed by police officers in Beloit was identified Wednesday as 23-year-old Darrius Lowery-Baptiste.
He was under surveillance late Tuesday afternoon when he left a house, and officers tailed him.
Officials said the man was boxed in by squad cars when he ignored an order to put his own vehicle in park. He then rammed one squad, and drove toward an officer when two others on the scene shot him.
Both are on administrative leave, pending the completion of state and local investigations. Officials did not release the officers’ names.
One of the shooters was an 18-year veteran of the Beloit Police Department, and the other had three years in.
The state Corrections Department had a warrant out for Lowery-Baptiste for violating a probation. Beloit Police said they also wanted to question him about a series of recent shootings.