PEORIA (WEEK) - Three suspects are wanted in Peoria after armed encounter on Friday night. Peoria Police said three men walked into One Stop Corner Market on McClure around 9:25 pm Friday. Police responded to a report of shots fired.
As the three suspects approached the store, one held the door while the other two walked inside the store. Police said as the three then approached the counter, the clerk closed the bulletproof glass to protect himself and another employee.
Two of the suspects then stood near the counter, one of them pointing a silver gun at the store clerk.
Police said the suspect pointing the gun "pulled the trigger and attempted to shoot the clerk." Police said at that point the gun failed to discharge. The suspect then "chambered a round and pulled the trigger a second time causing the gun to fire."
The shot struck the bulletproof glass. All three suspects then ran away from the store southbound across McClure. Police said at no time did the suspects demand money or try to engage in a robbery.
Police are now searching for the three suspects caught on surveillance footage for attempted murder.
Anyone with information on the identification of any of the three suspects is encouraged to call Detective Scott Hulse at (309) 494-8391 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.