UPDATE: Peoria man dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds

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UPDATE: Officers located 30-year-old Darius Dawson on Saturday, July 31, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy determined he suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and endured rapid and severe internal bleeding. Dawson likely died moments following the incident.

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

No further information has been released at this time, due to an ongoing investigation by the Peoria Police Department.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred near Latrobe and Ligonier Street Saturday.

According to a Peoria Police Department press release, police responded to a report of a person down around 9:14 a.m. Upon arrival, officers a man down in a yard outside a residence.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Roberto Vasquez with the Peoria Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 309-494-8369.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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