(PEORIA, IL) Monday, November 6, 2023, at approximately 3:22 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of N. Sheridan on a report of several males loitering in the parking lot of a business. Dispatch advised officers that one of the subjects was armed with a handgun.
As officers approached the group, an adult male identified as 24-year-old Javon Wilson immediately fled on foot.
After a brief foot chase, Wilson was apprehended.
During a search of Wilson officers located a gun magazine on his person. Officers also located a loaded handgun along Wilson’s flight path.
Wilson was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, and Resisting Police.
Wilson was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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