shooting http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria grapples with fifth homicide in less than a month http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-grapples-fifth-homicide-less-month <p></p><div>Peoria Police are investigating the city&rsquo;s fifth homicide in less than a month. &nbsp;County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says the body of 31-year old Carnell Ashford was found Friday in the backyard of 1401 Northeast Perry. &nbsp;She says Ashford has a Chicago address, but was reportedly living in Peoria for the last year. &nbsp;Ingersoll says autopsy results are expected Saturday.</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:51:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13272 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria grapples with fifth homicide in less than a month Peoria Police step up presence following shooting deaths http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-step-presence-following-shooting-deaths <p></p><div>The Peoria Police Department arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a weekend shooting on South Stanley. &nbsp;Cortez Williams was arrested for the murder of Melvin Sanders on Saturday. The shooting follows two other gun deaths last week at 1204 West Margaret Avenue. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says he’s using more personnel to target the affected neighborhoods:</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:47:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 12376 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police step up presence following shooting deaths Peoria violence continues over the weekend http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-violence-continues-over-weekend <div>Peoria violence continued over the weekend with the shooting death of another man. Police responded to the 1600 block of South Stanley Street late Saturday night regarding two people shot.</div><div> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:22:09 +0000 Denise Molina 12325 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria violence continues over the weekend Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-investigate-shooting-17-year-old-student <p></p><div>A Peoria High School student was shot after school dismissed Tuesday. Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally says the &nbsp;17-year old black male was shot once near the intersection of Peoria and Nebraska. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The victim fell in front of 1836 Peoria.&nbsp;</span>Scally<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the juvenile was conscious when police and rescue arrived, and his injury is not life threatening.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:13:01 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Alex Rusciano 12076 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police investigate shooting of 17-year-old student 3 year old shot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/3-year-old-shot <p>A three year child was the victim of an early Sunday morning shooting. Peoria Police say the shooting took place in the 23-hundred block of West Proctor Street. They say it was likely the result of shots being fired during a party next door to the boy’s home. The child suffered two gunshot wounds as he slept on the couch. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Police say no arrests have been made.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:43:44 +0000 Denise Molina 7812 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 3 year old shot Peoria police search for double shooting suspect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-search-double-shooting-suspect <p>Peoria Police are looking for a suspect in a double shooting Sunday that killed a 17-year-old boy. &nbsp;Police say Marquis Costic is wanted in the shooting at Warren and Butler Streets that left Treyshawn Blakely dead. Police say another unidentified person was shot during the same incident and taken to a local hospital. &nbsp;Costic is described as a five-foot-seven black male with braided hair. Police say they did NOT recover the semi-automatic murder weapon at his home, but did find other weapons. &nbsp;Costic is considered armed and dangerous. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3669 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police search for double shooting suspect