Shooting victim dies, becoming Peoria’s 14th homicide victim

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UPDATE (2:30 P.M.) — The Peoria Police Department has upgraded the investigation in the death of Jaware Cole to a homicide.

In a press release Wednesday (July 17), the PPD said they made the decision after the Cole died Tuesday (July 16) night.

No arrests have been made, the release stated.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.

PEORIA (WEEK) — Jaware Cole has died after being shot in the face on July 6. He has become Peoria’s 14th homicide victim.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said in a release Wednesday (July 17) Cole, 24, of Peoria, died at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday (July 16).

On July 6, Cole was brought to UnityPoint Methodist by a private vehicle with a gunshot wound to the face and was later transferred to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He remained in critical condition the last week and a half before he died.

On July 6, the Peoria Police Department and emergency crews responded to the area of Richard Pyror and R.B. Garrett for a shooting with two victims. The other victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There has been no other information given about suspect information and the case remains under investigation.


Alex Menke

Alex Menke

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