Fugitive Tyshan Gayton in police custody


PEORIA, Ill. — A Lieutenant with the Peoria Police Department said fugitive Tyshan Gayton has been located and arrested.

Officers were called to Spitznagle Avenue between NE Rock Island Avenue and NE Monroe St. on Wednesday after 5 p.m.

When our crew arrived on the scene, Peoria police officers and the U.S. Marshals were surrounding a home. Police said the scene was secure and Gayton was arrested without incident.

The U.S. Marshals, with the assistance of the PPD, were looking for 23-year-old Gayton since early November. He was initially wanted regarding a shooting incident.

On Nov. 1, officials said Gayton and his brother Denzell Gayton shot someone in the area of West Malone and Stanley. The victim in that shooting was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but survived. Denzell Gayton was arrested by police days later and charged with Attempted Murder.

On Nov. 7, the U.S. Marshals attempted to serve Tyshan Gayton a warrant on East Republic Street; officials said shots were exchanged between Gayton and the officer. The U.S. Marshal was not injured. Gayton was considered armed and dangerous.

Denzell Gayton’s next court appearance is Thursday.

On Wednesday Amy Dotson with PPD said a task force had credible information on where Gayton was. Officials arrested him at around 5:30 p.m. He is in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections on a warrant.

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