Peoria, IL – Police Arrest Armed Juvenile After Traffic Stop

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Peoria, IL – Peoria Police apprehended a 17-year-old male on Tuesday evening following a traffic stop that escalated into a foot chase.

According to the Peoria Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:16 p.m. near Sheridan and Bartlett when the Special Investigations Division attempted to stop a vehicle. The vehicle eventually halted at Brons and Bourland, where two male juveniles fled on foot from the passenger side while the driver sped away.

Police quickly apprehended one juvenile, discovering a loaded handgun in his possession. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. The other juvenile and the driver remain at large.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 anonymously, or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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