Peoria Police Investigating City's 21st Homicide of 2021
The Peoria Police Department is investigating the city's 21st reported homicide of 2021.
Officers responded to a report of a man lying in the street in the 700 block of NE Jefferson just before 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the man as Rolando Westbrook, 37, of Peoria. He was stabbed several times, and likely died instantly, Harwood said.
On Tuesday, police arrested 55-year-old Micha Gordon of Peoria in connection with Westbrook's murder.
Gordon was also arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and battery for an unrelated case.