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One Dead In Officer-Involved Shooting In Peoria

May 16, 2020

UPDATED 3:05 p.m. | One person was killed while fleeing police and three others were injured in a flurry of gunfire Friday night in central Peoria, authorities said. One suspect remains at large.

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A Peoria man is the city’s 12th homicide victim of the year.

Peoria police officers responded to the Harrison Homes about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after receiving a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired. 

Police found 34-year-old Bronzell Howard with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 11:30 p.m. 

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Howard died of traumatic and rapid blood loss caused by the gunshot wounds. He did not believe the shots were fired at close range. 

A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward.

A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to protect another officer who pulled the trigger. 

Former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has reduced the 75-year prison sentence for a central Illinois man convicted in 1996 of fatally shooting his grandparents.

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A man shot on Peoria’s south side in January has died. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 73-year-old David Babcock died early Thursday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will stand trial Sept. 5.

More than 60 children aged 15 or younger have been shot in Chicago this year.

Victim in East Bluff Shooting has Died

Jun 28, 2018

A man has died following a Wednesday shooting in the East Bluff. 24-year-old Jermaine Jackson was pronounced dead at OSF Medical Center on Thursday afternoon. 

The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

Police say seven people were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in suburban Chicago.

An autopsy has determined that a man fatally shot on Chicago's South Side by police was shot in the back.

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Peoria Police are investigating the death of 43 year-old Timothy Jackson. 

A northern Illinois school resource officer is being honored for stopping a gunman who fired shots inside a school while seniors gathered for graduation rehearsal.

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Authorities say a central Illinois man has died in an officer-involved shooting.

Some of the more than 100 motions filed in the case of a Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 shooting death  of black teenager Laquan McDonald that have been kept secret may soon become public.

Juvenile Arrested For Weekend Double Homicide

Apr 12, 2018
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Police have made an arrest in last weekend's shooting that killed two at a house party.  A 16-year-old was arrested without incident about 7:40 Wednesday night in the 2700 block of West Trewyn.

18 year-old Bradley University pre-med major Nasjay Murry from Chicago and 22-year-old Anthony Polnitz of Peoria were shot and killed about 1:40 Sunday morning at a crowded house party at the corner of Bradley and Western Avenues. Another female Bradley student was injured in that shooting.

Peoria Police Involved in Fatal Shooting

Feb 1, 2018
Daryl Scott / Peoria Public Radio

A routine traffic stop resulted in a police chase that has left a Peoria Heights man dead and an officer wounded. Three Peoria Police Officers were involved in the fatal shooting, days after six officers were cleared in last September’s fatal shooting of Eddie Russell Jr.

 

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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A detention hearing is underway for a Wisconsin man who was found mentally unfit to stand trial for the May shooting of an Amtrak conductor outside Chicago.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 69 years in prison for fatally shooting a man at a party near the University of Illinois.

Records have been provided to a psychiatrist preparing the mental evaluation of an Illinois student accused of shooting a classmate in the high school cafeteria.

Chicago officials say they're constantly evaluating security before the city's annual marathon, but no changes have been made following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. 

The union representing Chicago police officers is asking the Illinois Labor Relations Board to stop the city from implementing a new use-of-force policy.

Officials at a central Illinois high school say police have someone in custody after one person was wounded during a shooting.

July was another dangerous month in Chicago, with 74 homicides reported.

The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern Illinois congressman hard. Republican John Shimkus is a roommate of Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot during the incident. Shimkus - who was not at the practice - says it feels as if a brother was shot.

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Members of Illinois’ Congressional delegation are calling for unity in the wake of the shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and five others wounded.

Chicago's police board is delaying disciplinary proceedings for four officers accused of filing false reports in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Whatever discipline the officers face will wait until after the trial of the officer charged in the shooting. 

Police say two people have died in a drive-by shooting in the same Chicago neighborhood where separate shootings several hours earlier left five people dead, including a pregnant woman.  The shooting happened late Thursday when a vehicle pulled alongside a van in the city's South Shore neighborhood. Police say a man and woman were shot and the van crashed.

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CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for the family of a man who was shot and wounded by an immigration agent in Chicago says the shooting was unjustified.

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