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Sheriff: Peoria County deputies uninjured after suspect fires shots at them


Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins says two deputies are OK after a man shot at them early Thursday morning.

Watkins says the deputies responded to a four-round ShotSpotter alert in the 28-hundred block of W. Ann St. just after 12:15 a.m. The sheriff says a man on the scene fired several shots at the deputies before running away on foot.

Shell casings and two guns were found at the scene. Watkins says one of the guns was stolen from Chicago. No suspects are in custody.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Peoria County Sheriff's Office at (309) 697-7822, or CrimeStoppers at (309) 673-9000, or contact the tip411 line.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.