Crime

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The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations is now looking into the 2018 death of a Army National Guardsman in Galesburg.

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A man suffered a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound on the East Bluff Thursday afternoon.

Peoria police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend.

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A man is dead after an apparent shooting incident at a Peoria apartment complex on Saturday evening.

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A Texas man is dead after a stabbing early Wednesday morning at a Galesburg hotel parking lot. 

Galesburg police said the man was stabbed overnight at the Baymont by Wyndham Galesburg, 2285 Washington St.

Gregory Acosta, 28, of Lindale, Texas, was transported to Galesburg Cottage Hospital, and later was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where he was pronounced dead.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Acosta died after suffering severe hemmoraging due to a stabbing injury to the chest just before 5 a.m.

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Skeletal remains found on the banks of the Illinois River over the weekend don't belong to any of the three  Peoria County residents who have disappeared in recent years.

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A Peoria County sheriff's deputy faces felony charges following a retail theft incident.

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An 18-year-old Peoria man was found guilty Thursday in the 2018 murders of two people at a party near the Bradley University campus.

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As Peoria makes national headlines after 13 people were wounded in an eruption of gun violence Sunday morning, a group dedicated to tamping down on crime is pleading for more community involvement.

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Police say a "roving street party" is to blame for a shooting on Peoria's Riverfront that left 13 people injured early Sunday morning.

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Peoria Community Against Violence member Lisa Snow is urging anyone with information on Sunday morning’s Riverfront shooting incident that injured 13 victims to come forward and assist the police investigation.

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The Peoria Police Department is looking for an 18-year-old man in connection with a Saturday night shooting at an apartment complext near downtown.

Updated 11:30 a.m. - The Peoria Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that injured 13 victims early Sunday morning on Peoria's Riverfront.

The Peoria Police Department is investigating two shootings early Saturday morning which left one man dead and two others injured.

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Washington police say they've made an arrest in the city's second reported homicide this month.

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A man is dead after a shooting late Monday night on Peoria's South Side.

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The Washington Police Department is investigating the city's second homicide this month.

Seven people were shot in four different shooting incidents overnight in Peoria.

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Washington police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found behind a shopping center as a homicide.

Kyle McMurtrey, 34, of Washington, was found dead behind Washington Plaza last Wednesday. Washington Police Chief Mike McCoy said its the first violent murder reported in the city in years.

"Obviously, we're concerned. We want to solve this. But we've got some persons of interest that we're dealing with, and we're already talking to them, and we're following up on all the leads we've got," he said.

Authorities identified the man found dead behind Washington Plaza Wednesday morning.

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The Pekin Police Department is investigating a break-in at a gun store Thursday morning.

A federal judge sentenced one of 13 Bomb Squad gang members charged with racketeering to life in prison plus 10 years.

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A Peoria man wanted in connection with a March shooting in Central Peoria is returning from Texas to stand trial.

Adrian Gregory, 29, was wanted in connection with a March 26 shooting in the 1100 block of W. Hanssler. A man was taken to the hospital with serious gunshot injuries.

Gregory was arrested in Arlington, Texas on April 15 by the U.S. Marshals. He was extradited back to the Peoria County Jail Tuesday.

He faces charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery.

The Illinois National Guard will be helping the Peoria Police Department keep an eye on the city over the weekend.

A man is dead after a shooting in Peoria late Wednesday night.

Peoria police responded to the 1700 block of N. Bigelow around 11:30 p.m. on a ShotSpotter alert indicating five rounds fired.

Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest, identified as 30-year-old Ryan Greenwood of Peoria.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Greenwood was shot multiple times on his upper and lower body, and likely died instantly.

This is Peoria's fifth reported homicide of 2020.

The man's name hasn't been released. There is no suspect information.

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The Peoria Fire Department has stayed busy this week, putting out fires set to businesses, homes, cars and dumpsters. At least 15 arson fires have been reported during the overnight hours this week.

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Nine people were charged with felonies Tuesday in Peoria County Court in connection with the riots and looting that unfolded earlier this week.

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East Peoria commissioners say they support peaceful protest - but when it turns violent, they draw the line.

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A man suffered serious injuries Monday after he was shot at a Peoria liquor store.

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Eleven arson fires. 23 ShotSpotter alerts. 87 rounds fired. Nearly 50 business burglaries. Two people shot. And a Peoria Police Officer seriously injured in a traffic accident. That's Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III's tally of the chaos which took place in the overnight hours.

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