Clerk, victim arrested in relation to shooting incident in Sterling Plaza

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — UPDATE: Peoria police have arrested two people that were involved in the shooting incident that took place in the Sterling Plaza Monday night.

At around 6:00 p.m., Peoria Police responded to Sherman Liquors for reports of shots fired and a man down. According to police, upon arrival, they found a male victim outside with injuries. Police said two people, including the shooter, stayed inside the liquor store.

Police said the two people surrendered without incident.

John P. McKee, 39, suffered at least one gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to a local hospital with serious life threatening injuries. His condition is now stable.

During the investigation, according to police, the victim entered the store and had a verbal altercation with the clerk that led to a physical fight. Once the fight turned physical, a second clerk, 20-year-old Ehad Asad, grabbed a gun and fired at the victim, according to a police report.

Asad was taken into custody and arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm.

Mckee, the victim and original aggressor, was arrested for aggravated battery and remains hospitalized.


A man was shot in Sterling Plaza Monday evening.

Peoria Police are on the scene at Sherman’s Liquor and said the victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Police said he was found on the ground outside of Sherman’s Liquor.

Police also confirmed they have two suspects in custody.

WMBD Crews are at this scene. We will update when more information is available.

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