UPDATE: Victim identified in Tuesday night shooting

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UPDATE (2:10) – The victim has been identified in the Tuesday night shooting in Peoria.

According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, one adult man was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday in a vehicle near Shelley and Butler St.

The autopsy revealed that 19-year-old De`Monyae Zaire Phelps suffered multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body and died instantly.

The case remains under investigation by Peoria Police. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers at (309) 673-9000.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – Peoria Police are currently investigating a homicide after a victim was located inside a vehicle.

Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert Tuesday at 11:42 p.m. near the intersection of W Kettelle St. and S. Shelly St.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a man inside a vehicle with multiple injuries. Officers immediately attempted to give the man emergency medical attention.

The man died at the scene from his injuries.

More information will be released from the Peoria County Coroner following an autopsy.

There is no suspect information at this time, and the victim’s identity and cause of death will be released at a later time.

If you have any information regarding this incident or camera footage you believe may be
important to the investigation, contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

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