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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2/23/23 Attempt Arson, No FOID, Defaced Firearm, Resisting

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday February 22, 2023, at approximately 6:25 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of N. Delaware on a report of a subject with a gun lighting objects on fire inside a residence.
When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the occupants inside the residence. Officers safely evacuated several juveniles and adults from inside the residence. 
A short time later, the male suspect, identified as 29-year-old Da Rian Bush exited the residence but became aggressive with officers and PFD personnel. Bush was given orders to stop resisting but refused to comply. He was eventually detained and placed into custody.
During a search of the residence, officers located a loaded defaced semi-automatic handgun and two open cans of lighter fluid.
Bush was arrested for Attempted Arson, Resisting Police, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card and a Defaced Firearm.
He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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