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Posted on: May 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 5/8/23 Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Aggravated Assault

(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, May 6, 2023, at approximately12:20 p.m. Peoria Police responded to the 3000 block of W. Lincoln on a report of males pointing guns at each other.
When officers arrived, they learned that two adult males in one vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a local business, exited their vehicle, and began to attack an adult male walking out of the business. One of the males produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. No shots were fired. The victim suffered minor injuries.
The two male suspects, identified as 19-year-old George D. Lewis and 25-year-old Dayshaun S. Smullin, left the area prior to officers arriving.
A short time later, officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 600 block of S. Western. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
During a search of the vehicle officers located a loaded handgun inside.
Lewis was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Under 21, Battery, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID card, Aggravated Assault, and Mob Action.
Smullin was arrested for Battery and Mob Action.
Both men were 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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