Live: George Floyd protests in Milwaukee Monday night
Hub for reliable, timely news about COVID-19 pandemic

2nd man sentenced in 2015 killing of 5-year-old boy in Beloit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

JANESVILLE — A second man has been sentenced in the January 2015 shooting death of a 5-year-old boy who was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in Beloit.

Twenty-four-year-old Eric Salazar-Mota, of Beloit, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for the gang-related slaying of Austin Ramos Jr. The youth was shot while riding in the back seat of a car driven by his father, Austin Ramos Sr.

Salazar-Mota was one of four men arrested in the case. Sergio Raygoza-Ortiz was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison.

Two other defendants have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Isaac Torres and Hugo Martinez are scheduled to be sentenced in April.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.