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Posted on: November 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/17/23 Aggravated Assault w/Firearm, Home Invasion

(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, November 16, 2023, at approximately 5:28 p.m., Peoria Police were dispatched to an apartment building in the 1200 block of N. Underhill on a report of shots fired.
When officers arrived, a large group of people were arguing, claiming that a female had fired shots in the building. No gunshot victims or evidence of gunfire was discovered; however, multiple witnesses reported hearing 4 to 5 shots. The victim’s 
apartment did have signs of forced entry and appeared to be ransacked.
The investigating officers learned that a female resident, identified as 31-year-old Donniesha L. Young, threatened another resident with a handgun over an alleged package theft. Officers also learned the suspect’s brother, identified as 20-year-old Dontavius C. Young, allegedly forced entry into the victim’s apartment, breaking in the door. Witnesses claimed Dontavius Young was also armed with a handgun during the incident. A handgun was recovered from the suspect’s apartment. No one was injured.
Donniesha Young was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
Dontavius Young was arrested for Home Invasion and Criminal Damage to Property.
Both subjects were 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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