Investigation ongoing after early Sunday morning homicide in West Peoria

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Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 9:05 AM CST
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WEST PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Casey’s Gas Station at 2114 W. Farmington Road in West Peoria shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday morning to reports of a male shot in the parking lot.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that deputies found a man deceased, with several gunshot wounds, in the parking lot of the gas station. The victim is an adult male from Decatur.

More information regarding the victim will be released by the Peoria County Coroner at a later time.

Preliminary information shows two armed suspects approach the victim in the parking lot and begin shooting. The suspects ran westbound out of the parking lot on Farmington Road, possibly leaving in a vehicle waiting down the road.

No suspects are in custody at this time, and this incident is currently under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Hoffman at (309) 657-5532 or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.