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Two men wanted after early Saturday homicide; victim autopsy complete

PEORIA (WEEK) -- Two men are wanted in connection with a shooting that left one man dead overnight Saturday.

Peoria Police say the men are Jamere T. Laster, 25, and Dearian Y. Patterson, 19 -- both wanted for aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Police say both men should be considered armed and dangerous and to not approach if seen.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Laster or Patterson is asked to contact Peoria Police at 309-673-4521 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 309-673-9000.

Marvin Sanders, 31, was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting. Sanders was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sanders was later arrested after being released from the hospital.

Jevon Gilliam, 31, was identified as the victim after being pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:21 a.m. Saturday.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says Gilliam suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body -- likely dying instantly of rapid and severe hemorage.

Jason Howell

Producer at 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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