A 19-year-old East Alton man is charged with three felonies following a shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police say Steven M. Rice of the 200 block of Illinois Street is accused of shooting into a house in the 100 block of East Alton Avenue, injuring a woman inside.
East Alton Police Chief Darren Carlton tells The Big Z Rice and the occupants of the house may have been acquaintances, but a motive for the incident is not clear.
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Rice is charged with three felonies; aggravated battery with a firearm, residential burglary and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He was free on bond on an aggravated battery charge at the time of Tuesday's incident. He is currently being held on $200,000 bond.