Marion Man Arrested on Warrant for Involvement in Carbondale Shooting

Marion Man Arrested on Warrant for Involvement in Carbondale Shooting

CARBONDALE – A Marion man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened last month in Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, 35-year-old Rodney D. Brooks of Marion arrested for the warrant in Springfield, IL with the help of U.S Marshals.

Police said officers responded to the 1100 block of East Main Street around 10:10 p.m. on Sept. 10 where they discovered 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 incident. During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect was Brooks. Officers learned Brooks and the victim were acquaintances and were engaged in a dispute. Officers did not immediately locate Brooks.

Two days later on Sept. 12, officers with help from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s office obtained an arrest warrant for Brooks charging him with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.  

Last Tuesday, Brooks was located and arrested.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with the investigation. Brooks is now lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

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