Suspect in Ill. shooting arrested in Minn.

Published 8:24 am Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CENTREVILLE, Ill. — A man suspected in a southwestern Illinois shooting that critically injured an acquaintance is in custody in Minnesota and is resisting being returned to Illinois to be prosecuted.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 46-year-old Myron Barber of Centreville is in custody in Ramsey County, Minn., where authorities say he was arrested Friday at a relative’s home.

St. Clair County prosecutors have charged Barber with aggravated battery with a firearm in the Dec. 26 shooting at a Centreville boarding house.

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Police say the victim was repeatedly shot, including in the neck, and remains in critical-but-stable condition at a hospital.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an argument over money.

Barber doesn’t have a listed home telephone number, and it isn’t clear if he has retained an attorney.