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Posted on: August 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Homicide UPDATE

Previously Reported:
(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, August 19, 2023, at approximately 3:47 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 400 block of E. Arcadia on a ShotSpotter alert of 4 rounds fired. 
It was followed by a 15-round ShotSpotter alert at the same location. Moments later, a third ShotSpotter alert came in from the 400 block of E. Thrush indicating 4 rounds fired.
When officers arrived at E. Arcadia, they located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. Lifesaving measures were immediately performed, but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The cause and manner of death will be released by the Peoria County Coroner. 
Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Patrol Unit responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.
There is currently no suspect information. This incident is under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
UPDATE: 8/21/23
On Saturday, August 19, 2023, Peoria Police Detectives were able to identify 34-year-old Lovell T. Eggleston as a person on scene shooting a firearm.
Eggleston was taken into custody without incident and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
Eggleston was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or 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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