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Posted on: April 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 4-12-23 Aggravated Discharge

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at approximately 2:42 a.m. Peoria Police responded to multiple ShotSpotter alerts in the 200 and 300 blocks of W. McClure totaling 44 rounds fired. No one was struck by gunfire. As officers arrived, they located a vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. Police followed the vehicle until it crashed at the intersection of Bigelow and Nebraska. Officers then observed the driver identified as 27-year-old Jarious M. Bruce exit the vehicle and flee on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended Bruce and placed him into custody. While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located a handgun inside. Bruce was subsequently arrested for Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, No FOID, Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest. 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. **All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ** 

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