Three arrested in connection to overnight Peoria homicide

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UPDATE: Sat. 12/14/19 8:45 p.m. Tyrese Walker and Desmond Sanders’ bonds have been set at $1 million.

UPDATE 3:26 P.M.: Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 24-year-old Peoria man Patrick Moton sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene at 03:39 a.m.

Autopsy results show Moton suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and multiple gunshot wounds throughout his torso and extremities. He likely died instantly, Harwood said.


UPDATE 12:40 P.M.: Three people have been taken into custody following a homicide overnight in Peoria.

Tyrese Walker, 20, and 29-year-old Desmond Sanders were both arrested for first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and no FOID card. Additionally, 29-year-old Jasmine Walker was taken into custody for obstructing justice.

The Peoria Police Department said the three were arrested in the 2300 block of Garden Street. As officers approached the house, they say a pit bull was let out and attached the police K-9. Officers shot the pit bull to protect the K9. The police dog was taken to emergency veterinary care but is expected to recover.

Police say a perimeter was set up around the residence and after phone contact was established the suspects and others surrendered peacefully.

All three suspects have been transported to the Peoria County Jail.


UPDATE: 5:40 A.M. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood confirms the man killed in the overnight shooting is 24-year-old Patrick Moton.

Harwood said Moton died of a gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy is scheduled for later Friday.


UPDATE: 4:45 A.M. A man is dead after an early morning shooting in Peoria.

Around 2:51 A.M. Friday, Peoria Police responded to a report of two people shooting at each other in an alley behind Dream Night Club on SW Washington Ave.

When officers arrived a suspect drove away from the scene. That’s when police found a man down in the alley. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood is still investigating.

Police are still looking for any suspects.


Update 4:30 A.M. – Our crew on scene confirms Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood is at the scene. We’ve reached out to Peoria Police but have not yet heard back.


PEORIA Ill.- Peoria Police are responding to a situation near Dream Night club on SW Washington St.

Calls started coming in just before 3:00 A.M. Friday morning.

We have a crew on the scene working to learn more.

This story will be updated.

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