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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