UPDATE: Teens charged with first-degree murder, victim identified in Sunday night gas station shooting

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UPDATE 3:35 p.m. (WMBD) — Two teens have been arrested following a shooting at the Shell gas station on MacArthur Highway Sunday evening.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the victim as Joshua Perkins, 34, of Peoria. He was transported by private vehicle to UnityPoint Methodist Emergency Department where he arrived unresponsive and not breathing.

Despite resucitative efforts, he was pronounced dead at the hospital Monday morning at approximately 12:05 a.m.

The autopsy determined he suffered a gun-shot wound to the front and suffered massive internal bleeding.

At approximately 3:17 a.m. Monday, members of the Peoria Police Target Offender Unit (TOU) located three persons of interset in the 2400 block of West Northland, who were then transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes.

Later that morning at 5:20 a.m., members of the TOU located four additional persons of interest in the 3700 block of West Hedgehill so were then transported to the station for interview purposes.

Arenza C. Brown, 18, was arrested for first-degree murder, attempted aggravated armed robbery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

A 17-year-old male was also arrested for first degree murder, attempted aggravated armed robbery and unlawful posession of a controlled substance.

Brown was transported to the Peoria County Jail and the juvenile to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

Anyone with information or camera footage they feel may be important to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.


PREVIOUS: PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead after a deadly altercation at a Peoria gas station Sunday night.

Peoria Police responded to the Shell Gas Station on MacArthur Highway just before 11:30 p.m. for a Shotspotter alert of multiple rounds fired.

At the scene, police learned an altercation began at the pumps which ended in gunfire.

Police were alerted that a gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital from a private vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No suspect information is available at this time, and more details about the man killed will be released by the Peoria County Coroner.

If anyone has any information or camera footage that could help in the investigation, you are encouraged to contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

The incident remains under investigaiton.

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