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Posted on: October 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 10/23/23 Aggravated Assault/Aggravated UUW

(PEORIA, IL) Friday, October 20, 2023, at approximately 7:37 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 9900 block of N. Knoxville on a report of two adult males fighting in the parking lot of a business. One of the males was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the other male.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim who told officers the handgun was inside a vehicle in the parking lot.
When officers approached the vehicle, they observed a handgun in the driver’s seat.
A short time later, the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Keaton T. Willis came back to the scene and was taken into custody without incident.
Willis was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.
He 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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