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Posted on: August 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/28/23 Agg. UUW/Resisting Arrest

(PEORIA, IL) Sunday, August 27, 2023, at approximately 2:28 a.m. Peoria Police received a call regarding a male with a gun in the 400 block of SW Jefferson.
When officers arrived, they observed a large group of people gathered at the above location. Police observed one male identified as 20-year-old Lexani J. Garcia flee the scene. 
While officers were attempting to detain Garcia, he resisted arrest and ignored the officer’s commands to stop. Garcia was eventually detained and placed into custody.
During the arrest, officers located a handgun on Garcia’s person. 
He was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm Under 21, Resisting Police, and No FOID.
Garcia 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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