(PEORIA, IL) On Sunday January 1, 2023, at approximately 3:28 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 2500 block W. Seibold on a report of three ShotSpotter alerts with 19 rounds fired.
When officers arrived on scene, they conducted a search of the area with negative results. As officers were leaving, they heard an additional six rounds fired.
During another search of the area, officers observed a male subject identified as 42-year-old Carnell T. Williams standing behind a residence at the above location.
Williams went inside the residence and would not come out despite officer’s commands to exit.
After numerous attempts to get Williams to come out failed, officers eventually entered the residence and located Williams. During a search of the residence officers located and seized a handgun.
Williams was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Discharge and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.
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.**