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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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