UPDATE: Man arrested for Tuesday morning homicide

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UPDATE (9:52 p.m.) — Peoria police arrested a suspect related to a Tuesday morning homicide.

According to Peoria Police Sergeant Amy Dotson, detectives identified 55-year-old Micha R. Gordon as a suspect. Gordan was located near Behrends and Maryland Avenue and apprehended without incident at approximately 12:41 p.m.

After being interviewed at the police station, Gordon was arrested for first-degree murder.

Gordon was also arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and battery in an unrelated case.

Gordon has been transported to the Peoria County Jail.


UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) — The victim of a Tuesday morning homicide was identified as 37-year-old Rolando William Westbrook, of Peoria.

According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, an autopsy determined that Westbrook demonstrated multiple stab wounds and likely died instantly.

The incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers, anonymously, at (309) 673-9000.


UPDATE: At 3:54 a.m. Peoria Police responded near the intersection of NE Jefferson and Green St for reports of a male down in the street.

“Officers arrived, they did locate a male down with obvious trauma about his body,” said Amy Dotson, Public Information Officer for the Peoria Police Department.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our goal moving forward today is two-part,” said Jamie Harwood, Peoria County Coroner. “Number one is to make an identification. We couldn’t find any ID on the person… The second thing is autopsies. The autopsy will tell us exactly what happened to the individual today. We don’t know whether he was shot or stabbed. That’s still unbeknownst thus far.”

Harwood said he believes the victim is between ages 30 and 40.

The incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – Law enforcement is investigating two violent incidents in Peoria that left one person injured, and another dead.

Reports came in around 4:00 a.m. for an incident near the intersection of NE Jefferson and Green St.

Peoria Police Department shut down the 600 and 700 blocks of NE Jefferson between Green St. and Wayne St while officers on scene investigating.

Later, reports came in of a shooting by East Republic Street and North Wisconsin Avenue.

Peoria Police spokesperson Amy Dotson says a male at the scene suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

This story will be updated with more information when it is available.

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