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Posted on: November 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 11/17/23 Aggravated UUW/Poss. Stolen Handgun/Resisting

(PEORIA, IL) (PEORIA, IL) Thursday, November 16, 2023, at approximately 2:42 p.m., while monitoring Manual High School during dismissal, officers attempted to contact two male subjects traversing school property. The males were not Manual H.S. students.
As officers approached the subjects, one of the males, identified as 19-year-old George D. Lewis, fled from officers on foot while holding an unknown object in his waistband. Officers apprehended Lewis in the 2400 block of W. Lincoln. A search of his flight path led to the discovery of a loaded firearm. The firearm was listed as stolen.
Lewis was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Resisting Police, and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a person under 21. Lewis was subsequently 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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