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Coroner identifies victim in Peoria’s 18th homicide

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UPDATE (2:04 PM) -- The Peoria County Coroner says 19-year-old De'Monyae Zaire Phelps, of S. Warren Street, Peoria, suffered multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body, and died instantly.

This case remains under investigation by the Peoria Police Department.


PEORIA (WEEK) -- One man is dead after a late Tuesday night shooting in Peoria.

Peoria Police say the man -- who Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said was in his 20's -- was found inside a vehicle in the 300 block of South Shelley after a multiple-round ShotSpotter alert at around 11:42 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Kettelle Street.

Officers began emergency medical treatment but the man died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no suspect information and the incident is under investigation.

The man's identity and cause of death will be released after an autopsy scheduled for later Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information regarding this incident -- along with camera footage that may be important to the investigation -- is asked to call the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 309-673-9000.

This is Peoria's 10th homicide since May and the 18th of 2021.

Jason Howell

Producer at 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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