Shooting Suspect Leads Police On Chase

Alpha Media Ryan Piers

A report of shots fired from a moving vehicle led to a police chase through Peoria and East Peoria.

Peoria police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson says the incident began at 9:52 a.m. Thursday on a report of a suspect shooting at people from a moving vehicle near Adams and Wayne Streets in Peoria.

Dotson said officers who were in the area began their pursuit of the suspect with information that the suspect was armed.

“(The pursuit) went through streets in the downtown area of Peoria, specifically the North Valley, across the river and ended up at Route 116 and I-74,” Dotson said.

Scanner traffic indicated the chase eventually went northbound on Adams Street in Peoria, across the McClugage Bridge to Grange Road in East Peoria, then onto Cenntennial Drive and Highview Road and onto Route 116.

The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle collided with another vehicle at Route 116 and I-74. Dotson said there were no injuries as a result of the accident and the male suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect was later identified as Todd Fredericks, 42. Fredericks was arrested on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, DUI, speeding and hate crime.

There were no reports of shooting victims.

Scanner traffic indicated the suspect threw an object out of his vehicle during the pursuit near Route 116 and Mariner’s Way, but Dotson said what, if anything, was recovered at that scene had not been determined.

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