Two Suspects Arrested For Murder Of 16 Year Old

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Two suspects are arrested in the murder of a 16-year-old.

Police say a 14-year-old and 18-year-old Doyle Eugene Nelson were arrested without incident in the 2300 block of North Delaware at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, over 90 minutes after the incident. They were transported to the Peoria County Jail.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of three to four shots fired in the 700 block of East Frye at 4:03 p.m. and located a 16-year-old boy unresponsive and not breathing in a driveway with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the victim was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled Thursday.

Peoria Police Chief Loren Marion III said at a press conference Thursday that detectives believe the motive was an armed robbery.

Marion also said the community helped.

“We had great community involvement,” Marion said. “We were able to make an arrest two hours within the incident”.

The investigation continues.

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