Peoria Public Radio News
5:02 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes

The Peoria Police Department temporarily shut down traffic in front of Taft Homes Wednesday while chasing a suspect carrying a rifle.  

Peoria Housing Authority officers initially spotted the suspect in the housing complex carrying a 22-caliber rifle when the person fled.  Peoria Police Lieutenant Vince Wieland says officers recovered the rifle, no shots were fired and no one was injured.  He says the suspect is still at large.