(PEORIA, IL) On Sunday, February 5, 2023, at approximately 12:54 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the intersection of Leroy and Albany on a report of shot fired in the area.
When officers arrived, they were told by witnesses that the shots came from a residence in the 3300 block of N. Stanley.
While officers were conducting a search of the area, they located a male subject identified as 35-year-old William J. Stutler walking in the street at the above location.
Officers searched Stutler and located a loaded handgun on his person. Stutler was immediately taken into custody without incident.
During the course of the investigation, officers conducted a search for potential victims at the residence where the shots were fired with negative results.
Stutler was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
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