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Black Terrorism continues as four shot over violent weekend

http://www.centralillinoisnewscenter.com/news/local/Violent-Weekend-in-Peoria-125390458.html
Over the weekend in Peoria, four people were shot, including two brothers wounded in separate shootings.

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http://www.centralillinoisnewscenter.com/v/?i=125390458

PEORIA: 24 SHOT IN 2 WEEKS AS BLACK GANGS TERRORIZE THE CITY

 

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x2071996956/Wave-of-gun-violence-may-be-unprecedented-in-Peoria

A pair of shootings overnight Wednesday brought to two dozen the number of victims in the city in the last two weeks – a figure that elevates the amount of recent gun violence to a possibly unprecedented level.

The tally, compiled by the Journal Star and confirmed by the Peoria Police Department, includes the public suicide of Bernell Alexander last week in South Peoria, but not the slaying of his ex-wife in Creve Coeur just minutes before he took his own life.

The most recent victims included a man who was shot in the shoulder at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of Sunburst Lane in the Lexington Hills apartments and a man with a gunshot wound to the neck who was taken by private vehicle to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at 3:13 a.m. Thursday. The second victim told police he was shot while he was a passenger in a vehicle driving through Harrison Homes.

The second shooting marked the 24th victim of gunfire since June 16, when a pair of afternoon shootings kicked off a 12-hour spree of violence that resulted in one fatality and five other people being wounded, including two children who were sleeping on the floor of their North Valley home.

Just a few days later, six people – all teens between the ages of 16 and 19 – were shot during two incidents less than a couple of hours apart.

Several days with multiple shootings and the city’s 15th and most recent homicide have since transpired, leading Lt. Vince Wieland of the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division to label the period the worst in terms of local gun violence in decades.

“I haven’t seen two weeks like this in my 23 years,” Wieland said Thursday. “I can’t remember two weeks that have been this packed with such a number of violent acts.”

Compared to last year, however, the number of shootings so far this year does not appear to be abnormally high. Through June 22, the city had recorded 58 shootings, compared to 45 over the same time period last year.

“When we’re looking back to June 22, there isn’t that much of an increase, it’s just how it’s coming – it’s coming in bunches,” Wieland said. “It’s getting everyone’s attention because there’s been so many so quickly.”

Several of the shootings appear to be connected and gang-related, and the police have responded in part by temporarily reassigning an officer to a gang intelligence position that was cut at the beginning of the year to ease a $14.5 million citywide deficit.

Wieland called that position critical for investigations of shootings and a better way for the police to keep tabs on what’s happening on the streets. So far, the gang violence appears to have been generated by people and groups familiar to investigators, though some ground was lost when the gang intelligence position was vacant.

“We did lose some vital information that we were tracking,” Wieland said.

Though the recent spike in gun violence has caught the attention of authorities and onlookers for its unusual frequency, it remains, to a certain extent, part of a pattern that repeats every year.

Elaine Frye, executive director of emergency medical services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, acknowledges the unusually large cluster of shootings in the last two weeks but also notes that more victims of violence tend to visit the level-one trauma center as temperatures rise.

“There is a seasonality to it – when the weather is nicer, more people are outside and roaming,” she said. “We see it every year. When the weather breaks, we see more stabbings, shootings and violence.”

The recent level of violence, she said, has not affected emergency operations at the hospital

Peoria Man Shot In COONTOWN

February 2, 2009 Leave a comment

http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x363578283/Man-shot-twice-on-Millman-Street

PEORIA —

A man was shot twice shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of West Millman Street.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen, police said.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call the Peoria Police Department at (30… or Crime Stoppers at 673-9000.

Peoria Nigger Arrested after Gunfight at Circle K

December 28, 2008 1 comment

When the police do something about these nigger gangs?

Answer=Never. Stand up whitey, join the struggle today.

http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x1864863738/South-Peorian-arrested-after-gunfight-at-Circle-K

PEORIA —

A South Peoria man was arrested after a gunfight at a gas station late Christmas Day.

Tuison D. Chalk, 24, of 1515 W. Widenham St. was arrested on weapons charges following the fight, which resulted in no injuries, at Circle K gas station, 2416 N. University St.

Several shots were fired inside the gas station about 11:50 p.m. before the large group of men fled in several different directions, according to police reports.

Witnesses told police one man fled on foot northbound on University, several fled southbound in a car and several others fled southbound on foot.

Minutes later, police were dispatched to the 1000 block of East Thrush Avenue, three blocks south of the gas station, on reports of several more shots fired. Chalk was arrested there and booked on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and not having a valid firearm owner’s identification card.

Black as night Peorian booked on attempted murder charge

November 11, 2008 Leave a comment

http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x383754390/Peoria-man-booked-on-attempted-murder-charge

PEORIA —

A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning and booked on a charge of attempted murder in a double shooting that occurred late last month.

Darius L. Stewart of 304 E. Republic Ave. is accused of shooting Lamar Howard, 26, and Jay C. Brown, 25, both of Peoria, during an argument just before 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the 1300 block of John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue.

Stewart was arrested about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of East Hightower Street and booked on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. He was later booked on the attempted murder charge, as well as aggravated battery with a weapon.

He was being held Sunday at the Peoria County Jail.

The two victims were apparently arguing with three men outside a house when Stewart allegedly pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the two men, who ran into the home. Howard was found lying on the kitchen floor suffering from three gunshot wounds to the lower body and Brown made it into a bedroom, where he was found lying between the bed and a dresser suffering from five gunshot wounds, according to reports. They were both treated for the nonlife-threatening injuries at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Man shot in the back by africans while standing in doorway

November 7, 2008 Leave a comment

http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x1959711742/Two-questioned-in-Peoria-shooting

PEORIA —

Police were questioning several individuals in connection with a shooting in which a man was shot in the back Wednesday evening.

The man, who police said was in his early 20s, was conscious and was able to tell police who had shot him about 6 p.m. at an apartment in the 500 block of West Hillyer Place. Police said the gunman was likely standing about 15 feet from the front door of the apartment and fired a shotgun, hitting not only the victim, but parts of the apartment walls and a light fixture outside the entrance. The victim was apparently in the doorway inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.

His identity and condition were unavailable Wednesday night, though police confirmed he was alive.

Neighbors said they heard two gunshots and then tires screeching. Police received information about the car in which the alleged gunman had fled, and stopped a vehicle several blocks away at MacArthur Highway and Moss Avenue. Police said they had two people in custody but had made no arrests as of 10 p.m.

More Peoria TNB, Two more suspects arrested in home invasion, shooting

November 7, 2008 1 comment

http://www.pjstar.com/news_police/x2070801664/Two-more-suspects-arrested-in-home-invasion-shooting

From left to right: Antonio Anderson, Terrence Bassett, Bobby Short, and Anthony Taliaferro.
PEORIA —

Two more men were charged Friday in connection with a weekend home invasion that left one man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Terrance T. Bassett, 19, of 1100 S. Matthew St. and Anthony D. Taliaferro, 18, of 107 Merriman Court face charges of home invasion and aggravated battery with a firearm. Because a person was shot with a handgun, 15 years were added onto the base range of six to 30 years.

On Thursday, Antonio L. Anderson, 32, of 1822 N. Missouri Ave., the alleged shooter, was charged with the same counts. Bobby L. Short, 30, homeless, was charged with armed robbery and residential burglary. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors allege Bassett, Anderson and Taliaferro went to the house in the 3200 block of West Starr Street looking for drugs and money. Short had allegedly set up the robbery and is being held legally accountable for the trio’s actions even though he was not apparently involved in the actual crime.

Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Pattelli said Bassett and Taliaferro both confessed to being present during the break-in. Both men were held Friday on $500,000 bond.

Short was previously held on $100,000 bond, while Anderson’s bond was set at $1 million.