UPDATE: 16-year-old to be tried as adult in connection with shooting of student walking to school
UPDATE 3:58 P.M. - Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos says the 16-year-old accused of shooting a 17-year-old walking to school on November 9 will be tried in adult court.
Hoos says Jimichael Brown, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with the shooting. Brown’s age and the charge mean an automatic transfer to adult felony court.
Brown is currently in the juvenile detention center. A hearing on the state’s petition to detain will be held Friday.
Brown was taken into custody Wednesday, along with another 16-year-old who had an arrest warrant.
The second juvenile was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon under 21 and two active warrants.
Police said a search yielded a semi-automatic shotgun, handgun and two extended magazines.
Hoos says that second juvenile has a petition to transfer to adult court filed in another case.
PEORIA (25News Now) - Peoria Police say two 16-year-old boys have officially been charged after being arrested Wednesday by Peoria Police.
The arrests came after police served a search warrant at a home off the Nebraska Avenue and University Street intersection for a 16-year-old wanted for a warrant.
When officers, along with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force entered, they discovered another 16-year-old suspected of two shootings near Manual High School.
After being taken to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing, Police Spokeswoman Semone Roth said both were officially arrested and charged.
One of the 16-year-old’s was arrested for two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon under 21, and two active warrants.
The second 16-year-old was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon in connection with the shootings near Manual High School.
During the search, police found a semi auto shotgun, a handgun, and two extended magazines. After 25News arrived Wednesday, multiple officers could be seen looking in and around the home, carrying paper bags of evidence to their police cars.
Roth adds both juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
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