Brett Higgins charged in Highland shooting

4:14 PM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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HIGHLAND, Ill. (KSDK) - The Madison County State's Attorney's Office charged a 27-year-old man Monday for a shooting that took place last week in Highland.

According to Detective Scott Athmer, a spokesman for the Highland Police Department, the shooting occurred Friday, June 28 in the 1500 block of Broadway.

Officers responding to the shooting learned the victim, a 36-year-old man, had driven to a St. Louis hospital on his own to be treated for a pair gunshot wounds to his lower body. The victim was released from the hospital the next day.

Athmer said the suspect, Brett Higgins, turned himself in to Highland police shortly after the shooting. He was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.


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