Peoria Police arrest man in connection to shooting death of a woman Saturday night

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PEORIA, Ill.– 2:41 p.m.

Peoria Police officers and detectives have arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of 29-year-old Breanna Kelly.

35-year-old Marco D. Brown was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interview purposes and subsequently arrested for Murder, Aggravated Battery (2 counts), and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Hardwood said Kelly likely died instantly from a single gunshot wound to the midback.

Brown was transported to the Peoria County Jail.

This incident remains under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, including residential/commercial camera footage that you feel may be relevant, please contact the Peoria Police Department at 309.673.4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 309.673.9000.


12:47 a.m.: A 29-year-old Peoria woman has died after a shooting at a party in Peoria Saturday night.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood confirms Breanna Kelly was found dead inside the home in the 4000 block of W. Virden Street.

Kelly’s family was on the scene tonight.

An autopsy is scheduled.


12:17 a.m. One person is dead and two others are injured in a late-night shooting in Peoria.

Around 10:32 p.m., two calls were received by Peoria Police Police about a fight in the basement and shots fired in a home in the 4000 block of W. Virden Street.

When Peoria officers arrived on the scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds. Peoria County Coroner, Jamie Harwood says, an adult African American female in her 20’s was pronounced dead on the scene. The male victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A vehicle was spotted leaving the scene in a high rate of speed. The third victim, who was stopped by officers in a traffic stop on Big Hollow, was then transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Peoria Police say a party was going on during the time of the shooting.

There is no suspect information at this time. If you have any information related to this incident, give PPD a call at the non-emergency line: (309) 673-4521.

This deadly shooting marks Peoria’s 22nd of the year.


Numerous police cars from both the Peoria Police Department and Illinois State Police are currently on W. Virden Street near Sedley in Peoria.

Scanner traffic alludes to multiple people shot, though WMBD is currently waiting on confirmation.

First reports came across late Saturday night, with multiple crews still on scene after midnight.

This story will be updated.

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