PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A person has been arrested, Peoria police say, in connection with the city’s latest homicide.
TNashia S. Wash, 18, was booked into the Peoria County Jail on the single charge of first-degree murder in connection with a deadly shooting on Peoria’s West Bluff early Monday morning, said Sgt. Amy Dotson of the Peoria Police Department.
Killed was 30-year-old Roderick Richardson who lived at the home on North Ellis Street. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:27 a.m., according to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.
Richardson, Harwood said, was shot sometime around 5 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Ellis Street. That’s near where Ellis intersects with Columbia Terrace.
Dotson said that a preliminary investigation indicates there was an altercation inside of the residence, shots were fired and the man was hit.
When they arrived, officers found Richardson who had obvious injuries and was “beyond help,” Harwood said.
Both Harwood and Dotson said the case is being investigated as a homicide. It’s the city’s 23rd of the year.
Harwood said an autopsy was planned for Tuesday.
This story will be updated when more information is released.