Suspect arrested in RI shooting


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Originally Posted Online: April 23, 2014, 5:41 pm
Last Updated: April 23, 2014, 5:44 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

A Rock Island man sought in connection with a shooting Tuesday was captured near LaSalle, police said Wednesday.

Illinois State Police troopers stopped Brandon Montrece Brooks, 32, traveling on Interstate 80, near mile marker 73, at mid-afternoon, according to Jason Foy, deputy chief of police in Rock Island.

Mr. Brooks was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm and held in the LaSalle County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

He is accused of shooting a 23-year-old man around 11:10 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 1520 11th St., Rock Island. The victim was transported to UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

As of Tuesday afternoon, police had not identified the victim.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677 or Crimestoppers at 309-762-9500.




















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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