(PEORIA, IL) On January 29, 2023, at approximately 2:41 a.m. Peoria Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 900 block of S. Western.
During the stop, officers found probable cause to search the vehicle. The three occupants inside the vehicle were also searched by police.
During a search of the front seat passenger, identified as 31-year-old Robert A. Shorty police located a loaded handgun on his person.
Shorty was taken into custody without incident and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Possession of a Concealed Firearm with no FOID.
Shorty 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. **