(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, May 27, 2023, at approximately 12:34 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the area of the 800 block of E. Gift on four Shot Spotter alerts with a total of 25 rounds fired.
When officers arrived, they observed a vehicle leaving the location at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle and attempted to pull it vehicle over, but the vehicle failed to stop.
short time later the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a residence at Sherwood and Richwoods. No one inside the residence was injured.
Officers observed a male, later identified as 21-year-old Evan Michael Julian Carruthers, exit the vehicle, and flee on foot. After a brief foot chase Carruthers was apprehended by police without further incident.
During a search of the suspect’s vehicle officers located a loaded handgun inside.
Carruthers was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving and Resisting Police.
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. **