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Peoria police officer shot while responding to late-night fight

PEORIA (HOI) -- Peoria police say an officer was hospitalized with a gunshot wound after responding to large fight in Peoria Sunday morning. Police say around 12:15 a.m., a Peoria Police Officer in the area of the 600 block of Northeast Adams Street saw a large group fighting at the corner of Adams and Green Street.
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Peoria Police Officer shot in leg overnight

PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria Police Officer was injured in a shooting early Sunday morning near downtown Peoria. Peoria Police said the officer was responding to a report of a large group fighting at the intersection of Adams and Green Street about 12:15 a.m. The officer reportedly heard gunfire and called it into the Emergency Information Center.
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Peoria man charged with two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Sunday, Aug. 1, Shavaun C. Leemon was charged with two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Leemon fired a handgun at two Peoria County Sheriff’s Deputies on Friday, July 30. His bond was set at $1 million. Multiple incidents involving the defendant prompted deputies to...
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Man found dead in South Peoria yard identified

UPDATE – PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified a man found dead in a South Peoria yard. Darius Dawson, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene outside a residence in the 2700 block of West Latrobe at 10:20 a.m. Saturday. An autopsy revealed Dawson suffered multiple...
Peoria, IL1470 WMBD

Two people, including Peoria police officer, shot

PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria police officer was one of two people shot in the city’s North Valley. Sgt. Amy Dotson said the officer observed a large group of people fighting around 12:15 a.m. Sunday at Adams and Green Streets. The officer stopped his vehicle and notified dispatch, and as...
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Charges filed in connection with officer-involved shooting

UPDATE – PEORIA, Ill. – Charges have been filed against a man in custody following an officer-involved shooting in West Peoria Friday. Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos says Shavaun Leemon, 20, has been charged with two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm for allegedly shooting at two Peoria County Sheriff’s deputies.
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Watch now: A 2nd weekend of music fills downtown Bloomington

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Promise Academy renames gymnasium to honor late coach

Peoria, Ill -- The Promise Academy announced their plan to rename their gymnasium to honor the late Coach Wayne McClain. School staff member Bishop Timothy Criss said the goal was for the gym to be completely transformed in honor of Coach McClain. The Promise Academy gym is where McClain began...
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