South Beloit man arrested for child endangerment after fatal shooting


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UPDATE (9/18/2023): The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has announced:

The boy was pulseless and resuscitative efforts were performed. He was transported to a local hospital where despite all treatment efforts, he died from his injuries. He was pronounced deceased on 9/15/2023 at 8:40 p.m. An autopsy was performed today, 9/18/2023. Autopsy findings revealed he died from a gunshot wound. 

UPDATE (9/17/2023): according to WIFR, the victim's family has identified him as 10-year-old Aidyn Hansen of Beloit. Relatives have set up a GoFundMe and a Meal Train in support of the family. Aidyn leaves behind a two-year-old brother, a six-year-old sister, mother Ashley Gray, grandmother Tonya Colburn,  grandfather David Gray, aunt Melinda Rojas, godmother Brittney Szambelan, and other loving relatives. His mother says that every time she starts to feel anger about her son's death, she knows he would have said, "Mommy, it was an accident. Mom, you have to forgive." 

Aidyn Hansen (2013-2023)

After reports of a shooting just south of Shirland Road shortly before 8 p.m., Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies and Rockton Fire found a wounded 10 year-old boy in the 200 block of Townline Ave, South Beloit, Illinois. He had no pulse and was pronounced dead at a local hospital after 8:40 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023. A required autopsy by the Winnebago County Coroner's Office confirmed that he died from a gunshot wound.

The Winnebago County States Attorney Office charged a 30 year old South Beloit man, Jose Manuel Sandovaltenorio, with child endangerment. Deputies also allege that he had no Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card for the weapon.

Detectives from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department are conducting a follow up investigation. 

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