PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A Peoria toddler has died following traumatic injuries, according to County Coroner Jamie Harwood.
Peoria Police, Peoria Fire, and AMT professionals responded to the 1000 block of N.E. Perry Ave. Tuesday for a report of a two-year-old girl not breathing.
Upon arrival, the child, Emorri Green, was found inside the home and unresponsive, not breathing, and with no pulse.
She was unable to be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m. The autopsy revealed she suffered, “multiple traumatic blunt force injuries by another.”
Detectives and Crime Scene Unit officers who responded to the scene and initiated the investigation identified Shamari R. Williams, 25, as a suspect. He was originally arrested for aggravated battery, but after the death was ruled a homicide, the charge was upgraded to first degree murder.
Williams is currently being held at the Peoria County Jail. There is no confirmation is Williams was related to the toddler.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Leigh at (309) 494-8392, Tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
The incident remains under investigation.