Victims of East Peoria Bar Shooting Identified

Published 06/15 2014 05:49PM

Updated 06/15 2014 06:06PM

EAST PEORIA - East Peoria Police are praising the efforts of an off-duty FBI Agent
Who took down a man after he opened fire in an East Peoria bar Saturday night,
But authorities are still searching for what led to this tragedy.

"We believe it was an domestic issue involving an ex-husband and an ex-wife and the boyfriend of the ex-wife,” said East Peoria Police Chief Dick Ganschow

Many of the 100 plus people at the Fifth Quarter bar in East Peoria thought they were in for a fun class reunion.

It turned out to be anything but, when 40-year-old Jason Moore of Creve Couer walked into the bar and shot his ex-wife, Morton resident Lori Moore, and her boyfriend Lance Griffel of Peoria.

 "I think he felt it was a broken marriage gone terribly wrong in this subject's mind."

And authorities say it could have been worse had it not been for the swift actions of an unnamed, off-duty FBI Agent, who shot and killed Moore inside the bar.

"We hate to think of what the possibilities could have been had the agent not been there and not been able to take the action that he did.” Said the East Peoria Police Chief.

  "He was helping to secure the scene when our officers first arrived. And they are familiar with him."

Three families are left grieving and police are left search to answer some of the biggest questions about Saturday’s violent end.

"There's an element we want to know and that is why this happened and what if anything could have been done to prevent this from happening."

State officials and the FBI are helping East Peoria Police in their investigation of the shootings. There is not timetable for when the Fifth Quarter will reopen.

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