Man arrested for weapons offenses after multiple ShotSpotter alerts early Saturday

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Published: May. 30, 2023 at 10:16 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A man was arrested early Saturday after four ShotSpotter alerts totaling 25-fired rounds.

Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says Evan Michael Julian Carruthers, 21, was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and resisting police.

At around 12:34 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the area of the 800 block of East Gift.

When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle leaving the location at a high rate of speed, following it and attempting to pull it over.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle crashed into a residence at Sherwood and Richwoods.

No one inside was injured.

Officers observed a man, later identified as Carruthers, exit the vehicle and flee on foot. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

A loaded handgun was found inside his vehicle, according to Roth.