DANVILLE — Danville police have made an arrest in the July 19 shooting of a 34-year-old Danville man.

Raheem J. Mullins, 23, of Danville, is in custody on a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. Bond has been set at $500,000.

According to Police Commander Joshua Webb, officers had responded to OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center at 11:23 p.m. July 19 in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, officers talked with the victim who had a non-life threatening wound to his leg. He stated that he was in the area of Buchanan and Commercial when be got involved in a verbal argument with another man.

He said during the argument, a black SUV drove up to the scene and a third man got involved — exiting the SUV armed with a handgun.

The victim said the suspect shot him once in the leg and then left the scene in the vehicle. The man with whom he had been arguing fled the scene on foot.

The follow-up investigation lead to the identification of Mullins as the suspect. A Vermilion County warrant was issued and he was taken into custody Tuesday in the 900 block of Garfield Place.

The investigation into this incident continues and no other information will be release at this time.

Anyone who has information regarding this crime is asked to call Danville Police at (217) 431-2250, or the Vermilion County CrimeStoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.

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