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Victim identified in fatal Sunday night shooting

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UPDATE (6:00 PM) -- Residents at Landmark Apartments had different reactions to the shooting. Some worried about it happening again, others were confident that police will find the shooter.

"We got cameras...so I mean they can look at cameras and figure out everything that is going on," said resident Melessia Brooks.

Brook said she hopes those cameras will aid in the police investigation into the shooting. She has lived at the complex for several years and said for the most part, she feels safe.

"It don't be nothing going on, really. Like when everything happened, it was quiet, people don't even be outside like that," said Brooks.

Another resident who chose not to identify himself said disagrees. He and his family recently moved from Oregon and have heard shootings before. However, he too said he was hopeful the police could find the person who pulled the trigger.


PEORIA (WEEK) -- The victim of the fatal shooting Sunday night in Peoria has been identified by the Peoria County coroner.

Roosevelt Hunter III, of Peoria, appeared to suffer at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Jamie Harwood.

An autopsy is in progress and Harwood said findings could be released Tuesday.

Officers were called to the 700 block of North Hillyer just after 11 p.m. Sunday for a ShotSpotter alert of five rounds fired, as well as a caller reporting to hear shots fired in the Landmark Apartment Complex.

Hunter III, 28, was located by officers unresponsive on the sidewalk.

The fatal shooting is still under investigation by the Peoria Police Department and the coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to call the PPD at 309-673-4521 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 309-673-9000.

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