Marion, IL man arrested in connection with September shooting in Carbondale

Rodney D. Brooks (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Rodney D. Brooks (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Marion, Illinois man wanted for aggravated battery with a firearm after a shooting left one injured on September has been arrested.

Rodney D. Brooks, 35, of Marion was arrested on October 18 in Springfield, Illinois.  He faces an aggravated battery with a firearm charge.

Carbondale police responded to the 1100 block of East Main Street at 10:11 p.m. on September 10 for a report of shots fired.

Officers found evidence of a shooting, but there were no suspects or victims in the area.

A short time later, officers learned the victim arrived at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with non-life threatening injuries related to the shooting.

Officers developed Brooks as a suspect. Police say Brooks and the victim are acquaintances and were in a dispute.

Officers did not immediately find Brooks. He was arrested on October 18 in Springfield, Illinois.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Brooks was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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