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Fatal Galesburg gun shop shooting has Peoria connection

Photo from Galesburg Police

GALESBURG (WEEK) - A Peoria resident is jailed and a teenager was shot dead after a break-in led to gunfire at a Galesburg gun store.

The owner of Galesburg Guns and Ammo fired four to five shots after police said several suspects broke into the business Wednesday night.

The occupants of the getaway vehicle dropped off the wounded 17-year old at Galesburg's Cottage Hospital. He died from his injuries.

Police said the investigation led them to Peoria where they found the vehicle, belonging to Jakobe Brown, 18, who's jailed in Knox County on burglary and felony murder charges.

Galesburg Police are asking the public to provide more information about the case. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 309-343-9151 or the Galesburg area Crime Stoppers at 309-344-0044.

Tips can also be sent by text to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Text the keyword "Galesburg" before sending the tip.

Howard Packowitz

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