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Peoria police make arrest in May homicide

A Peoria man was arrested Wednesday for the fatal May shooting of 21-year-old Roger Browder.

Browder died May 21 after he was shot in the 1500 block of N. Bigelow.

Police identified 34-year-old Stephen Coaxum as the suspect in the course of their investigation.

Coaxum was arrested for first degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

A warrant served in the 2600 block of N. Lavalle Ct. in connection with Coaxum's arrest turned up several guns.

Coaxum was taken to the Peoria County Jail.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.