UPDATE: 20-year-old convicted of 2021 Peoria homicide

Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 4:02 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A Peoria man will be sentenced in November after being convicted Wednesday of a 2021 murder.

A jury on Wednesday found 20-year-old Jeremy Moore, Jr. guilty in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Jerry Snipes, Jr. in the area of Linn Street and Corrington Avenue on Oct. 6, 2021.

Snipes was shot 10 times, mostly in the back, by two people, one with a handgun and the other with a shotgun, according to trial testimony.

Snipes was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

He was the 24th homicide victim of 2021.

Prosecutors say Moore was one of the trigger men along with 21-year-old co-defendant Gary Irby. Irby and a third suspect, 19-year-old Tyranique White are awaiting trial.

Because the jury found Moore, Jr. personally discharged a firearm, he’s eligible for life in prison.

His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 3.