PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department has arrested a man in relation to a deadly 4th of July Shooting Monday.
According to a Peoria Police Department press release, 22-year-old Raekwon R. Pickett was arrested for first-degree murder.
Officers initially responded to the shooting near Madison Avenue and Wayne Street, at approximately 3:32 a.m. on July 4. Two victims later arrived at local hospitals. One of the victims, 19-year-old Quinton Maurice Scott Jr. died after aggressive resuscitative efforts.
The investigation eventually identified Pickett as a suspect. Officers arrested Pickett near Willcox and Machin Avenues Monday. He was interviewed and charged with first-degree murder.
Pickett has been transported to the Peoria County Jail.