Man in custody after shooting in Metro East

Man in custody after shooting in Metro East

Police arrested 22-year-old Leon J. Venson, Jr. of Belleville on Thursday. He is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

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Belleville, Ill. (KMOV) – Charges have been filed after a shooting in Belleville on Monday.

Police arrested 22-year-old Leon J. Venson, Jr. of Belleville on Thursday. Venson is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Authorities said multiple shots were fired in 7700 block of Main Street around 2:30 p.m. Monday. When police arrived, they said they found the victim had been shot in the lower body. He was later taken to a hospital.

Venson is currently being held on a $250,000 bond.

Authorities believe Venson did not work alone and are working to identify additional suspects.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, we ask they call the Belleville Police or Crimestoppers.

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