Decatur Man Charged In Peoria Homicide

(Illinois Department of Corrections)

A Decatur man has been charged with a Peoria homicide.

26-year-old Aaron Jamerson faces two counts of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a weapon by a felon in the shooting death of Eric Brownlee, found last Friday night in the 100 block of NE Rock Island Ave.

A Peoria County grand jury returned the three-count bill of indictment Tuesday.

The Journal Star reports that a $2 million arrest warrant has been issued for Jamerson, who was being held in the Macon County Jail Tuesday.

State’s Attorney Jerry Brady said Jamerson and Brownlee were at a party when a dispute broke out. They went outside, and that is where Brady alleges that Jamerson shot Brownlee.

Brownlee’s death was Peoria’s 8th homicide of the year.

A conviction of the charges carries a minimum 45-year sentence for murder as prosecutors allege it was Jamerson who fired the fatal shot.

The weapons offense also alleges that Jamerson was on parole at the time of the shooting, having been convicted in 2014 of a similar weapons offense in Champaign County.



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