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Peoria police say an 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting Thanksgiving morning

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Peoria Police said the suspect sought in a Thanksgiving Day killing turned himself into the authorities on Saturday.

That shooting happened shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday in the 300 block of East Thrush Avenue. Matthew Smith of Peoria was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

On Friday evening, police identified 24-year-old Martarius McGee as a suspect at large in the case. McGee was considered armed and dangerous.

Peoria Police said McGee turned himself in Saturday and was arrested on murder and weapons charges after being interviewed by detectives.

"There are no other suspects in this incident. However, this incident remains under investigation," Peoria Police said. If you have any information on this case, or any other investigation, call police at (309) 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

Smith's shooting marked the city’s 33rd homicide of 2021 and its second homicide announced in two days.

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