PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An arrest of a 19-year-old in Peoria Thursday resulted in the discovery of a ghost gun by the Peoria Police Department.
The Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division was conducting surveillance shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of 19-year-old Brian C. Keller, at the 100 block of N. Braves Court. Keller had outstanding warrants for aggravated assault with a firearm/battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and possession of a handgun under 21.
Investigators witnessed Keller leave his home in a car driven by another person. Police stopped the car and Keller was placed into custody without incident. The driver was released after being interviewed by the police.
Upon a search of the vehicle, officers discovered a loaded ghost gun.
After questioning, Keller was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no valid FOID card, and all outstanding warrants.
Keller was then taken to the Peoria County Jail.
Those with any information regarding any violent crimes are encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.