Police looking for third person connected to Peoria homicide

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a third person in connection to the shooting death of 21-year-old Terrence Dunigan Jr. in the 3300 block of West Woodhill Lane.

17-year-old Mikeal Reed has been charged with first-degree murder. Reed remains at large. Two others have been arrested for the homicide. 19-year-old Talya Zolicoffer Jr. and 16-year-old Keon Patterson both face first-degree murder charges.

On Sept. 5, police said they received a call around 6:20 p.m. Saturday evening with the caller saying a man was breathing, but not conscious in the 3300 block of West Woodhill Lane. They said Peoria Firefighters arrived at the scene of a shooting where they found Dunigan unresponsive with a gunshot wound.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood pronounced Dunigan dead at 7:44 p.m.

Dunigan’s parents previously called on the community to come forward with information.

“Speak up,” Jashawnda Dunigan, Terrence’s mother said. “This has been my motto for the last seven years, speak up. Because it’s going to knock at your door and you’re going to have the same emotions.”

Reed’s bond has been set at $1 million. Zolicoffer and Patterson’s bonds are each $500,000. All three are set to be arraigned Thursday, Oct. 1.

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