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Victim identified in Saturday afternoon homicide

Published: May. 22, 2022 at 1:16 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The identity of the man killed not far from Peoria High School Saturday has now been revealed.

According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, around 12:30 PM, police responded to a Shotspotter alert in the 1500 block of N. Bigelow St. When police arrived, they found a man who had been shot. Despite resuscitative efforts, 21-year-old Rodger Browder was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Sunday release.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, and the number of times he was shot along with additional details remain under investigation.

If you have any information about the incident, you can contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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