Two violent scenes leave 1 dead, 1 injured early Tuesday in Peoria

August 24, 2021
Violence in Peoria on August 24
Violence in Peoria on August 24(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 4:21 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - One person is dead and one person is injured after two separate incidents early Tuesday morning.

Peoria Police say they were called to the 700 block of Northeast Jefferson Avenue just before 4 a.m. after reports of a man down.

The man, 37-year-old Rolando William Westbrook, suffered multiple stab wounds and likely died instantly.

Sergeant Amy Dotson of the Peoria Police said, “Peoria Police officers are investigating this incident as a homicide investigation. At this time I don’t have any information on the suspect.”

About 10 minutes later, a man was found shot in the torso in the 700 block of East Republic.

He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

It is unclear if both scenes are related.

No suspect information has been made available in either incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Peoria Police or anonymously to CrimeStoppers.

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