Just hours after Wednesday night's Don't Shoot call in, Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said in a release Thursday that 17 year old Martell Perkins, a self admitted gang member, according to Brady, was arrested by Peoria Police for allegedly discharging a firearm while riding in a car. Brady says Perkins ignored repeated warnings from Mayor Ardis, Brady, Chief Settingsgaard, U S Attorney Jim Lewis and Sheriff McCoy that gun violence will not be tolerated in Peoria. As a result, Brady says, prosecutors will seek new charges and a higher bond at Perkin's impending bond hearing Friday afternoon.
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