Man arrested in connection with Thursday shooting

By WEEK Producer

September 6, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 7:31 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police have arrested a man in connection with a Thursday afternoon shooting.

Alfred Hopson of Peoria was arrested Friday. He faces charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm without a FOID Card.

Victim in the shooting has been identified as Aaron Augusta, as known as Aaron Baker.

Police said they recovered two firearms from the scene, a pistol and a shotgun. Augusta was hit with shotgun pellets in the back and stomach.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and are looking for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peoria Police or Crimestoppers at 673-9000.

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