PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A suspect has been taken into custody Friday morning after a short standoff with police.
Peoria Police Public Information Officer Semone Roth confirmed 30-year-old Lamarcus T. Chappell of Peoria was responsible for shooting an unidentified victim.
The shooting happened at approximately 6:00 a.m. at the Aspen Bluff Apartments located in the 2600 block of N. Lavalle Ct.
Police responded to a call from a woman who said there was a male suspect inside one of the apartments and gunshots were fired.
Roth said when police arrived, they tried to make contact with Chappell, who barricaded himself inside the apartment along with a female victim, other adults, and at least five minors.
When police knocked at the door, Chappell fired shots at officers through the door. Officers did not return fire.
Police surrounded the apartment and talked Chappell into surrendering after a short standoff. After surrendering, police took Chappell into custody without incident and transported him to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes.
As police entered the apartment, they found the victim, who had been shot several times. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
No one else was injured in the shooting. The incident remains under investigation.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.