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South Peoria Man Shot Multiple Times in City's 18th Homicide of 2021


A man is dead in Peoria's 18th reported homicide of 2021.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 19-year-old De'Monyae Zaire Phelps of Peoria was shot multiple times and died instantly.

Peoria Police Sgt. Amy Dotson said officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1500 block of West Kettelle around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found Phelps' body in a car in the 300 block of S. Shelley after responding to a ShotSpotter alert on W. Kettelle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time. The case remains under investigation.

Updated: July 21, 2021 at 2:03 PM CDT
Article updated with victim's name.