Illinois Felon Arrested After Bar Shooting Leaves Man with Stomach Wound


Share post:

West Peoria, IL – A man was left with a stomach wound Saturday following a shooting at Mike’s Tavern, situated at 626 N. Cedar St. 

According to Peoria County Sheriff’s Police reports the victim, an adult male and an employee of the bar, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, while nearby property also bore the brunt of the violence. Law enforcement officers swiftly arrived at the scene, leading to the arrest of the alleged shooter, a known felon within Illinois.

The suspect, identified as Anthony Gates, 43, closely matched witness descriptions and was arrested nearby following the incident.

Gates now faces a series of serious charges, including aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without FOID (Firearm Owner’s Identification), and possession of a firearm by a felon.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Southeastern Michigan Alert: Weather Warnings Through Saturday Pose Dual Threat

Detroit, MI – Southeastern Michigan residents should prepare for a period of severe weather, with scattered thunderstorms and...

California Drug Bust: K-9 Unit Finds $3.4 Million Worth of Meth on I-5

California - A California Highway Patrol (CHP) K-9 unit made a significant drug bust on Tuesday, seizing approximately...

Garage Sale Permits No Longer Required in Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL - The Village Board recently approved changes to garage sale regulations, eliminating the need for...

Southern California Faces Triple-Digit Heat Wave, Increased Fire Threats

Los Angeles, CA - California is bracing for a severe heat wave expected to bring triple-digit temperatures to...