Victim, Suspects Identified in Tuesday Homicide

Mar 1, 2017

Details are emerging related to a homicide that took place during the early morning hours on Peoria’s South Side.

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The County Coroner released the identity of the victim as 63-year-old Garrison R. Collins. He was the resident of a home on the the 1400 block of S. Stanley, where police found him in the basement, following the shooting Tues., just before 1:00am.

Coroner Jamie Harwood says a gunshot wound to the neck likely caused Collins to die immediately.

The Peoria Police Department says in a news release that an investigation identified three suspects all in their twenties: Gemia Shird, Michael Howard and Samantha Gordon. Officers interviewed all three individuals and subsequently arrested them on charges of first degree murder and armed robbery.

Police requests those with information pertaining to the incident contact contact the department or crime stoppers.