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|Suspect in Shooting Near Knox College Makes First Court Appearance
|POSTED 12:05 p.m., UPDATED 12:33pm 6/11/10 A man accused of handing another man a gun that led to a shooting incident late last month is still in custody and scheduled to return to court later this month.
18-year old Xavier Parker of Galesburg was wanted by police on a $200,000 arrest warrant, issued a week ago, for possession of a firearm by a felon. The charge, a felony, is punishable by prison time upon conviction. Authorities arrested him Monday morning in the 100 block of Blaine Avenue.
Parker made a first appearance in Knox County Circuit Court Friday before Judge Paul Mangieri with his attorney, Public Defender Jim Harrell. Mangieri ordered Parker to return to court for a preliminary hearing June 29th. Parker is still being held in the Knox County Jail.
Another man is still being sought by police in connection to the case. Officials say Anthony Alfaro is wanted on a $250,000 warrant for aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Police reports say Parker and Alfaro got into an altercation with two men riding in a sport utility vehicle just after 11 p-m on May 27th near Knox College and the 100 block of South Academy Street. Alfaro allegedly asked Parker for a gun police say he was carrying, received the weapon, and fired several shots at the vehicle.
No injuries were reported. Police issued the warrants for Parker and Alfaro eight days after the shooting.
Alfaro was previously described by police as Hispanic, around 18 years and about 5-feet 8-inches tall.
(Xavier Parker. Photo courtesy Knox County Sheriffs Department)
|06 11 10 by Newsroom
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