Teen, houses struck during firefight

Published 05/21 2013 07:22PM

Updated 05/22 2013 05:59PM

SPRINGFIELD - A teen is recovering after being grazed by a bullet Monday night. Police say Milton Lacy, 30, and Manuel Pitts, 42, got into an argument over a pit bull at a home in the 1800-block of South 16th Street. When the argument got heated, Lacy fired shots toward Pitts and the home.

A 19-year old girl was standing in the doorway when a bullet grazed her head. She ran from the home and was picked up by two women who saw her injury and were concerned for her safety. They also contacted police.

Police say Pitts ran into the house when Lacy started shooting. He came back outside with his own handgun and fired shots at Lacy and his vehicle. Nearby homes were also struck by bullets.

Both Lacy and Pitts were arrested. Police also recovered the handgun they believe that Lacy used in the shooting.

Lacy is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and armed violence.

Pitts is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and armed violence.

Both men, previously convicted felons, are being held in the Sangamon County Jail.

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