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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.

Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.