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Crime Stoppers Ups Reward for Spring Street Homicide

Peoria Area Crime Stoppers is offering a record reward for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of Jerrimic Booker.

The 43-year-old was killed early December 26th at a birthday party on Spring Street that reportedly included at least 50 people.

Peoria Police Detective Sherrell Stinson is the Crimestoppers Coordinator. He says often people don’t report information related to a murder for fear of retaliation and not fully understanding the anonymity of the Crime Stoppers reporting system.

“You are completely anonymous. No one is going to know who you are unless you want someone to know who you are. We have no idea. We don’t see a phone number when you call in. The phone information is scrubbed when you call in. If you email, if you text, any of that stuff, it all comes through totally different. It’s not traceable or anything,” says Stinson.

Stinson says those who call receive a number to keep and follow in the event their information leads to an arrest. The reward for information that leads to an arrest in the Booker homicide is $6,000.

The $5,000 Crimes Stoppers reward stands Tina Harrison’s murder. The 46-year-old was shot and killed December 23rd and a few blocks from where Booker was shot. Police say the homicides are not related.