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Posted on: October 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 10/2/23 Accidental Discharge

(PEORIA, IL) Friday, September 29, 2023, at approximately 8:55 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 3800 block of W. Warwick regarding a shot fired.
When officers arrived, they learned that two juveniles were playing with a handgun when it went off and struck a wall. No one was injured and the firearm was recovered by police.
During the course of the investigation three subjects, two juveniles and one adult male identified as 18-year-old Jalen G. Perez were subsequently arrested for this incident.
The 14-year-old female was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, No FOID, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Under 21 and Obstructing Justice.
The 13-year-old male was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, No FOID, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Under 21, Obstructing Justice, and Reckless Discharge.
Perez was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, No FOID, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Under 21, and Obstructing Justice.
Both juveniles were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Perez 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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