Man facing attempted murder charge after domestic violence incident in Peoria

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — A weekend domestic violence case in Peoria quickly turned into an attempted murder investigation.

Peoria Police said around 11:57 A.M. on Sunday, they responded to the 2000 block of W. Forestglen Dr. on a report of a domestic violence incident. When officers got there, they found firefighters treating an unresponsive woman inside the home.

63-year-old Hakob Sahakyan made initial comments to officers identifying himself as a suspect in the incident, causing officers to take him back to police headquarters for questioning.

Peoria Police said the woman suffered a serious head injury. Paramedics rushed her to a local hospital, but she is expected to survive.

After further investigation, officers arrested Sahakyan for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, and violation of order of protection. They then took him to the Peoria County Jail.

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