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.
Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.