UPDATE: Coroner reveals cause of death in Peoria gas station shooting

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(PEORIA, Ill.) — UPDATE: The Peoria County Coroner has confirmed the cause of death of a man who died at a Peoria One Stop gas station Friday.

Coroner Jamie Harwood said 31-year-old Jevon Gilliam of Peoria suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Harwood said Gillian likely died instantly from rapid and severe hemorrhage, despite life-saving efforts.

Details about the weapon used are currently being withheld pending investigation by the Peoria Police.


PREVIOUS UPDATE: A 31-year-old male died after being shot outside a Peoria gas station Friday.

According to the Peoria County Coroner, 31-year-old Jevon Gilliam of Peoria was one of two victims who was shot outside of Peoria One Stop gas station Friday around 11:30 p.m..

Gilliam arrived at OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Department with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead around 12:20 a.m. at the hospital, according to the coroner.

The other victim, Marvin Sanders, 31, was also taken to OSF for his gunshot wounds. After being treated, he was then interviewed and arrested by Peoria Police.

He is charged with first-degree murder.

An autopsy on Gilliam is scheduled for Monday morning.


The victim of an apparent shooting outside a Peoria gas station late Friday is dead and a suspect is in custody.

Peoria Police responded to multiple shotspotter alerts about 11:30 p.m. Friday and found a crime scene outside the Peoria One Stop gas station at 3203 Southwest Adams.

Officers say a few minutes later they were alerted that two gunshot victims had arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle. One of those victims later died, while the other was treated and released.

The second victim, identified as 31-year- old Marvin Sanders, was interviewed by police and then arrested for first-degree murder.

Sanders was then transported to the Peoria County Jail.

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