Homicides total 10 so far this year

Jul 23, 2015
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Peoria police say the city saw its tenth homicide so far this year after a death last night.

Peoria police say detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday between 1617 and 1619 West Lincoln.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of four rounds fired, a department news release said. Officers found the body of 30-year-old Kamron Causey near a shared-driveway with apparent multiple gunshot wounds to the head  Causey was pronounced dead on scene.

The City of Peoria has seen nine homicides since the beginning of the year.  Three of those occurred in the last week and a half. Some residents affected by the shootings have expressed dissatisfaction with the police response.  Peoria Police Captain Loren Marion says residents should not take matters into their own hands:

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