Beloit police are releasing footage ..
Hoping it will help them get enough information to make an arrest in the city's first homicide of the year.
It happened on vine street saturday ..
28- year-old james tomten was found fatally shot the driver's seat of a still- running car ..
Shot by a person in the passenger seat.
Maddy o'neill with more from beloit..
Wrap in: "beloit police say this isn't a random shooting.
But they need help identifying a man who may have answers in this crime that took away a young father."
Aunt carol 27:25 "james was so quirky.
He knew how to get a laugh from ya."
There's a lot carol tomten will never forget about her nephew, james tomten.
Aunt carol 29:40 "his smile, his sense of humor, his loving person.
He was really sweet."
They're sentiments echoed by his friends and family members we spoke with - who all bring up tomten's children ..
Including a baby daughter.
Aunt carol 30:52 "he loved his babies."
Thomas stigler 32:58 "we extend our condolences to the family.
We're working diligently to bring the perpetrator to justice."
To find the shooter ..
Beloit police are releasing this picture of a cadillac escalade, the vehicle in which tomten was shot, asking anyone with information to let them know.
They're also putting out this surveillance video at a business on beloit's east side, hoping the community can help idenitfy a man they believe was with tomten before his murder.
Thomas stigler 35:03 "we are encouraged by the community's support.
We take violent crimes seriously."
Police say despite the murder, the amount of violent crime in general has gone down over the years.
Thomas stigler 40:10 this is not a random act for someone walking around shooting guns, there was relationship between these two people and the actives they were involved in probably led to this crime that occurred.
40:25 tomten's family is left asking why.
Aunt carol 29:12 "he took away a really good person from us.
We really needed him."
Wrap out: "if you have any information on that beige cadillac escalade or the man shown in the surveillance video ..
Beloit police ask that you give them a call."