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 Saturday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.