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


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.


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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Rioting, looting, and mayhem broke out on the streets of Peoria in the early Monday morning hours.

Little lasting damage is to be seen after protests grew heated on both sides of the river Saturday night.

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An East Bluff man faces felony charges in connection with an 8-year-old's accidental shooting death last week.


Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said a woman found unresponsive in a vehicle over the weekend was murdered.


A man is dead after a hit-and-run accident in South Peoria just after midnight Monday.

The Peoria Police Department responded to the 2300 block of W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. around 12:15 a.m. to find a man down in a driveway. Police said it appeared he was hit by a vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The man was identified as 58-year-old John Harvey of Peoria. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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A Peoria man is facing felony charges in Woodford County after he attempted to flee from a traffic stop into the flooded Illinois River.

Woodford County Chief Deputy Dennis Tipsword said Anthony Huynh, 23, was pulled over on Route 23 near Roanoke Concrete around 10 p.m. Thursday on a traffic violation.

Huynh fled the scene in his vehicle as a deputy approached on foot. A car chase continued until Huynh drove his vehicle onto Collins Lane, which is currently closed off to traffic due to river flooding. Tipsword said Huynh drove his vehicle into the river.

The city of Peoria has negotiated a tentative $1.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit filed by the family of murder victim Kayla Fannon.

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Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the young boy killed yesterday in a shooting police deemed accidental.

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A child has died after a shooting deemed accidental in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.


A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Peoria on Wednesday evening.

An infant is safely in her mother's care after a vehicle was stolen with her still inside.

The vehicle was stolen just after 1 p.m. Thursday at Frye and California. The car was left running with the 11-month-old inside. The car was spotted near Monroe and Spring around 1:10 p.m. The vehicle was later found in an alley off the 1000 block of NE Madison, without the baby inside.

Around 3 p.m., the child was found alone in an alley in the 2600 block of N. Prospect. The child was in good condition, and reunited with her mother. She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

A Peoria man is dead after a shooting early Sunday morning in the city's South Side.

A 21-year-old Galesburg woman is dead after she was stabbed at her home early Saturday morning.

A four-hour long standoff with the suspect in a pair of incidents over the weekend died Tuesday with his apparent suicide by gunshot in a North Valley home.