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Posted on: August 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/2/23 Aggravated Battery with a Knife

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at approximately 12:36 a.m. Police responded to the 3400 block of Starr Court regarding a stabbing. An adult male victim and an adult female victim were at this location. The victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A crime scene was later located in the 
1700 block of S. Kneer where the stabbing occurred.
During the course of the investigation, officers identified a suspect in this incident as 55-year-old Efral Keys Jr. 
Keys was located in the 1700 block of Kneer and taken into custody without incident.
Keys was arrested for 2 counts of Aggravated Battery. 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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