Suspect arrested in March 2021 homicide in Beloit

The Beloit Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a 33-year-old man.
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 1:58 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 9:20 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Beloit Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing of a 33-year-old man who was shot more than a year ago and says there is a potential for additional arrests.

Chief Andre Sayles announced during a news conference Monday afternoon that Daemon Hanna, 26, was arrested Thursday in connection with the March 2021 shooting with the assistance of Madison Police Department. He has ties to the Beloit area, but Sayles said Hanna is from the Madison area. He will be moved to Rock County.

Hanna faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Jordan Jefferson, according to court records.

Sayles said the investigation was ongoing and police were working through the process of additional arrests in this case. For this reason, police were sharing limited information about the investigation.

Daemon Hanna
Daemon Hanna(City of Beloit Police Department)

The chief thanked members of the community and other police agencies for their effort during this investigation, saying the department received numerous tips that led to an arrest.

“If it were not for the community collaboration and information provided by our community members, this investigation would probably be ongoing,” Sayles said.

Hanna appeared virtually in court Monday for his initial appearance and his cash bond was set at $500,000.

Jefferson was shot and killed outside a home in the 1100 block of W. Grand Avenue. Very few details about the shooting, which happened shortly before midnight on March 30, 3021, have been released up to this point. At the time, police did not offer any information about the shooting other than it was believed to be an isolated incident.

It wasn’t until nearly a month later, when the victim’s mother, Tina Jefferson-King, reached out to NBC15 News to talk about her son’s death that his name could be confirmed.

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