(PEORIA, IL) Friday, June 30, 2023, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 3200 block of North Street on a report of trouble with a group fighting.
When officers arrived, they did not locate any subjects. The group fled the area before police arrived on the scene.
During the course of the investigation, the vehicle that fled was located at a business in the 200 block of N. Western.
As officers approached the vehicle a male subject identified as 19-year-old Levon T. Pruitt fled the area on foot. After a brief foot chase, Pruitt was apprehended in the 200 block of Cedar and taken into custody.
A loaded 9mm firearm was located along the flight path of the subject.
Pruitt was subsequently arrested for Aggravated UUW, No FOID, and Obstructing Police.
He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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