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Posted on: November 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/6/23 Felon in Possession of a Weapon

(PEORIA, IL) Sunday, November 5, 2023, at approximately 9:43 a.m. Peoria Police conducted a stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation.
During the stop, the driver identified as 25-year-old Courtland Shields exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Shields was eventually apprehended and placed into custody.
During a search of the suspect’s flight path officers located a discarded handgun.
Shields was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Obstructing Police, and several traffic violations.
Shields 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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