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Peoria Police arrest suspect in May shooting death of Brein Metts

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- A Peoria man has been arrested in connection with the city's third homicide of 2020.

Devonte P. Thompson, 23, was identified as the suspect in the May 13 homicide death of Brein Metts, 22.

Thompson was located by members of the Peoria Police Target Offender Unit and taken into custody without incident on an Illinois Department of Corrections parole warrant.

After being questioned by PPD Detectives, he was subsequently arrested for first degree murder and possession of a weapon by a felon.

Thompson was transported to the Peoria County Jail.

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