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Two arrested in Peoria after Galesburg business burglary; two others arrested on weapons violations

PEORIA (WEEK) -- Two teens with first-degree murder warrants out of Knox County were arrested in Peoria after a January business burglary in Galesburg, while two others were arrested on multiple weapons violations.

Peoria Police say on Tuesday, February 23, members of the Special Investigations Division observed a group of people in the 1800 block of South Griswold.

Officers recognized one of the persons as the wanted 17-year-old who was arrested without incident.

Two others in the group made movements toward their waistbands and were arrested after a brief foot chase. They were:

Shaquille P. Brown, 20

  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon
  • Unlawful Possession of a Handgun
  • No FOID
  • Obstructing an Officer
  • Peoria County Warrant - Possession of a Weapon by a Felon ($10,000 bond)
  • Bond information: $200,000
  • Illinois Department of Corrections Hold

15-year-old male

  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • No FOID
  • Obstructing an Officer
  • Illinois Department of Corrections Warrant

The 17-year-old with the first-degree murder warrant out of Knox County was transported to the Peoria Police Department to meet with Galesburg Police detectives and then transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

The 15-year-old was also transported to the Juvenile Detention Center and Brown was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

On Thursday, February 25 at around 12:29 p.m., members of the Peoria Police SID and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took the remaining 15-year-old into custody without incident in the 2700 block of West Montana.

The 15-year-old was arrested for the first-degree murder warrant out of Knox County as well as a no-bond Illinois Department of Corrections Parole warrant.

Jason Howell

Producer at 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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