A 17-year-old male suspect in custody for first-degree murder

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A 17-year-old male was arrested and charged Saturday for first-degree murder.

According to Peoria Police, the juvenile is suspected to be involved in the September 26 shooting in the 1500 block of South Faraday.

Police said he was found Saturday night on the 1800 block of North Bigelow and went into custody without incident. He is currently being held in the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.


(PREVIOUS): On Monday, the Peoria County Coroner identified the victim of a Saturday night shooting.

Coroner Jamie Harwood said 28-year-old Donald Allen of Peoria was pronounced deceased at OSF at 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 27. An autopsy report indicated he suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.

Harwood said the caliber of the weapon and range of fire is not being released at this moment.

The incident remains under investigation by the Peoria Police Department.


(UPDATE): The man who was shot Saturday night in the 1500 block of South Faraday was pronounced dead at the hospital Sunday, according to Peoria police.

Police said Saturday’s incident is now a homicide investigation. The man’s identity and injuries will be released after his autopsy. This autopsy date has not been confirmed.


(ORIGINAL) — A man was transported to a local hospital Saturday night with a life-threatening injury after being shot in Peoria, according to Peoria police.

Police said at around 11:17 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 1500 block of South Faraday because ShotSpotter alerted four rounds were fired. When they arrived, police said they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police said his condition is unknown at this time.

There is no suspect information and the incident is under investigation.

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