PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE — 1:13 p.m.) — Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell confirmed the person of interest in a Peoria homicide investigation has surrendered to Illinois State Police (ISP) at a rest area near Springfield Sunday afternoon.
WCIA’s Mark Maxwell confirmed details on how ISP controlled the situation, including the use of heavily armed SWAT teams and loudspeakers.
State police and heavily armed SWAT teams used loud speakers to engage in some sort of negotiation with suspects at the Sherman rest stop along southbound I-55 just north of Springfield. https://t.co/E1jUx00DWx
— Mark Maxwell (@MarkMaxwellTV) August 22, 2021
Asbell said ISP have taken the suspect into custody. No other details have been confirmed at this time.
WMBD will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
Illinois State Police (ISP) are handling an active scene near Springfield involving a person of interest in a Peoria homicide investigation.
At approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said police identified the person of interest and located them at a rest stop near Springfield.
At this time, ISP and the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department are managing the active scene, but they have not released any details about the suspect.
At about 1 a.m. Sunday, deputies with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of Route 150 and Philander Chase Road. They found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds down in the ditch line. She was taken to OSF hospital.
The woman was later pronounced deceased. The investigation is still ongoing and the name of the victim will be released by the Peoria County Coroner after the family is notified.
WMBD will update this story as more information becomes available.