The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a female teen charged with fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl in 2014 isn't entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court.

Peoria Police are asking for help in locating the man suspected of a shooting early Sunday morning. Delrick Rutherford is suspected in a shooting that happened in the 2100 block of North Underhill about 2:45 a.m.

Peoria homicide suspect arrested in Georgia

Jul 30, 2015

Peoria Police are announcing an arrest in a homicide from earlier this month.  Darren D. Brown was arrested in Decatur, Georgia Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Violent Crime Task Force.  He was wanted in the shooting death of Peoria resident Nikko Smith.  Brown is the first arrest in a rash of homicides in recent weeks.

We've updated a map that pinpoints the location and status of homicides in Peoria 2015. The four fatal shootings from July are indicated in red:

Peoria Police ID suspect in recent homicide

Jul 23, 2015
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Police are looking for a suspect in a murder of a 25-year-old South Side resident earlier this month.  They say 22-year-old Darren D. Brown is wanted for first degree murder in the shooting death of Nikko Smith.  He's 165 lbs, six-foot with black hair and brown eyes. Earlier in the week police said that the latest string of homicides did not appear to be gang-related. 

Peoria Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect at the Marathon Gas Station on North University.  The suspect is a white male, about six-feet in height weighing 180 to 210 pounds. 

Officers chase suspect carrying rifle in Taft Homes

Aug 21, 2013

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