Arrest Made in Arcadia Shooting

By WEEK Producer

July 15, 2010 Updated Nov 1, 2009 at 11:39 PM CDT

Police took a Peoria homeowner into custody in connection with a second shooting over the weekend.

Police arrested 37-year-old Rome Flynn for reckless discharge of a firearm.

Police reports indicate an intoxicated man was trying to enter Flynn's home around three Saturday morning.

The arrest comes because Flynn allegedly shot the man after he left the house on the 900-block of East Arcadia.

Authorities say the intoxicated man, 20-year-old Brent Mercer, was shot in the side of the chest.

Mercer's injuries were described as serious... but not life threatening.

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