PEORIA (WEEK) – An investigation of a shooting near Logan Park earlier this week has led to the arrest of two men after a car chase late Tuesday afternoon, although they do not face charges tied to the shooting.
Two juveniles suffered serious, but non-life threatening gunshot wounds just after 6 p.m Monday on Starr Street and Westmoreland. Peoria Police said they used surveillance video to identify a suspect’s vehicle, which officers said they located Tuesday near Adams and Wayne Street.
Police said Tuesday’s chase passed through the area of Knoxville and Nebraska, and officers were able to stop the vehicle in the 2100 block of North Peoria Street. Inside the vehicle, police said they found a semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine.
Jamal J. Porter, 20, was a passenger in the car, according to police. Porter was booked for unlawful use of a weapon and not having a firearm owners identification (FOID) card.
Jamal J. Porter
Police said the driver was also arrested. He was identified as Jeremy J. Moore Jr., 18. Moore was booked for several traffic violations, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, not having a FOID card, and possession of a firearm while younger than 21 years of age.
Police said they’re still investigating the shooting, which happened as a crowd gathered Monday at Logan Park to commemorate one year since a street racing crash killed four young women in Peoria.
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