An Edwardsville man has been charged following a shooting in South Roxana earlier this week. 24-year-old Scott Mcreaken of the 100 block of Herbert Street is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
Police responded to the reports of shots fired on Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of Smith Street and found a male victim in his driveway suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Mcreaken allegedly fled the scene in a vehicle but was taken into custody a short time later in Granite City after witnesses provided police with a vehicle description and license plate number. The victim is currently in stable condition at a St. Louis hospital, but police are keeping the case open as additional charges could be filed. Two females who were with Mcreaken at the time of his arrest have been released and so far are not facing charges. Mccreaken was on parole at the time of the incident and remains in custody without bond.