(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, June 10, 2023, at approximately 1:33 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 300 block of S. Western on a Shot Spotter alert of 2 rounds fired.
When officers arrived at the above location, they observed a vehicle driving away at a high rate of speed. As officers followed, they observed the vehicle crashing into a fence at Western and Washington. The vehicle continued and eventually came to a stop
One of three subjects inside the vehicle fled on foot. Officers with the assistance of a K9 conducted a search of the area for the suspect with negative results.
While conducting a search of the vehicle officers located a loaded handgun and spent casings inside.
The two remaining occupants inside the vehicle identified as 18-year-old Ethan D. Haynes and 18-year-old Blayden H. Shutt were detained and subsequently arrested.
Haynes was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm Under 21, Reckless Driving and Hit and Run.
Shutt was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm Under 21.
Both men were transported to the Peoria County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or 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. **