UPDATE: Sheriff Asbell confirms a suspect is in custody

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UPDATE (10:10 p.m.) –Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell has confirmed that a suspect is in custody after an officer-involved shooting Friday Night.

Asbell also said that the investigation is still ongoing, and Illinois State Police are now managing the investigation.

This story will be updated when more information is available.


UPDATE (8:07 p.m.) — Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell has shared more information on what led to an officer-involved shooting Friday.

According to Asbell, two deputies responded to the area of Park and Texas Road due to a report of a potentially armed man entering a house around 6:15 p.m.

When the deputies arrived on the scene, the man opened fire, and the deputies returned fire.

The suspect has fled into the nearby wooded area.

Police are currently looking for the suspect in the area west of Park and Texas Road in West Peoria.

“This is an armed suspect that has been involved in an officer-involved shooting, fired at both deputies, should be considered armed and dangerous, and please stay away from the area at the present time,” Asbell said.

The Peoria Sheriff’s office is working with Illinois State Police, Peoria Police, Peoria Park District Police, and Bradley Police.

This story will be updated when more information is available.


UPDATE (6:58 p.m.)– Police are looking for a man involved in an officer-involved shooting Friday.

Police on the scene confirmed that a man shot at a deputy, and the deputy returned fire.

It is unknown if anyone was injured at this time.

The suspect fled the scene with the gun and is believed to be armed.

Police are currently blocking off Park Road from Nebraska to Farmington.

This story will be updated when more information is available.


PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office has closed intersections for a police investigation Friday.

According to Peoria Emergency Communications Center Supervisor Thomas Murfin, the intersections of Park Rd. at Farmington and Sterling at Rhodora have been closed.

WMBD has a crew on the way to the scene.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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