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Posted on: April 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 4/23/23 Reckless Discharge

(PEORIA, IL) Friday, April 21, 2023, at approximately 12:45 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 700 block of NE Madison on a Shot Spotter alert of one round fired.
When officers arrived, they observed several people walking away from a vehicle at the above location. Officers approached the vehicle and observed a female identified as 44-year-old Gwendolyn A. Smith sitting inside. 
Officers observed drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle and detained Smith. 
Police also located a loaded handgun on her person.
Smith was subsequently arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, No FOID, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Smith 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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