A Cahokia woman has been charged with allegedly shooting a man early Monday in Alton. 18 year old Brianna Stewart is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm after police say she shot a 25 year old man in the abdomen. The victim was not seriously injured as the wound was described as superficial and he was not hospitalized.
Alton Police were called to a home around 12:20am Monday in the 2000 block of Agnes where the victim, Rolando Mitchell lives. Police say Stewart went to the home and began speaking to Mitchell and the two began arguing. Mitchell told police he asked Stewart to leave several times and the two went outside. Another woman who lives at the house returned home and Mitchell asked her to take Stewart away. Police say when Stewart got into the car, she fired a shot at Mitchell, striking him near his waist. He returned to the home as Stewart was driven away and dropped off at the BP Amoco station near the Alton Police Department. Mitchell was taken by paramedics to Alton Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. Stewart was arrested at a home in the 700 block of Washington about 20 minutes later without incident. She is being held in lieu of $175,000 bond.