UPDATE: Suspect in Friday night homicide turns himself in, charged with first degree murder

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — UPDATE (Sunday, 7:30 p.m.) Peoria Police said the suspect in a homicide that happened on Friday night turned himself in on Sunday afternoon.

Police said around 2:30 p.m., 42-year-old Orlando C. Alexander turned himself in and was taken into custody on West Main Street near University Street. Alexander was brought to the Peoria Police department for interviews and charged with First Degree Murder. He was then brought to the Peoria County Jail.


UPDATE (8:15 a.m.) — A suspect has been identified after a shooting took one life near Wayne and Jefferson Streets late Friday night.

Orlando C. Alexander, 42, has been identified as the suspect but has not been located. The police are asking for the public’s assistance.

Photo of Orlando Alexander courtesy of the Peoria Police Department

Alexander is described as a Black male, approximately 6’01”, 170 lbs, has short black hair, brown eyes, and a beard.

Anyone who has seen him is to notify the police immediately. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.


UPDATE (9:30 p.m.) — Peoria Police confirm one person is dead after a shooting near Wayne and Jefferson street Friday.

According to Peoria Police Sergeant Amy Dotson, police responded to a shot spotter in the area at approximately 8:08 p.m. Police located a male victim down in a grassy area.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Peoria County coroner will release the cause of death after the autopsy.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide. No Suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – There’s a heavy police presence in the area near the In-N-Out Grocery & Liquor Store on NE Jefferson St.

Wayne St. and NE Adams St. have both been blocked off with crime scene tape as the Peoria Police Department investigates the area. Advanced Medical Transport is also on scene.

WMBD News has a crew on scene gathering more information.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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