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Posted on: November 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/20/23 Aggravated UUW, No FOID, Poss. Stolen Firearm

(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, November 18, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Peoria Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the 1000 block of NE Adams for multiple traffic violations.
As officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver identified as 40-year-old Demetrius L. Miller refused to pull over and continued to drive. The vehicle eventually came to a complete stop at Glen Bluff Apartments.
As officers approached the vehicle Miller refused their commands to exit.
Miller was eventually removed from the vehicle and escorted to the ground without further incident.
While removing Miller from the vehicle officers observed a loaded handgun underneath the driver’s seat. The gun was reported stolen. (23-2274)
Miller was arrested for Fleeing Police, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, and Resisting Police.
Miller 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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