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By Brian Stanley
Reporter 

Man arrested for shooting teen, infant

Incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Broadway

 

Last updated 10/3/2019 at 11:11am

A Joliet man was arrested Aug. 27 after reportedly shooting a teen and an infant.

Both victims, a 19-year-old man and his 1-year-old child, were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The confrontation occurred about 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Broadway.

Witnesses identified Levelle Barfield, 22, as the shooter and Barfield was reportedly spotted by police a short time later in the 1100 block of Summit Street.

"As officers approached Barfield, he took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, Barfield was taken into custody in the 1100 block of Cora Street," police said.

Joliet Police said detectives are "actively investigating the motive for the shooting."

Barfield was charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of aggravated battery to a child.

 

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