Woman dead in Peoria's 24th homicide of 2022
A 50-year-old Peoria woman died Saturday in the city's 24th homicide of this year.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood on Monday identified the victim as Elsa Veronica Quintero-Barriga. An autopsy showed she died of a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Peoria police responded just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday to a house in the 2800 block of W. Montana after a 911 caller reported an apparent burglary in progress and shots fired.
Officers on scene found Quintero-Barriga suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was unresponsive, and taken to the hospital with critical injuries. She was later pronounced dead by the coroner.
No suspect information is currently available and the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Roberto Vasquez at (309) 494-8369, the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.