Shooting in Peoria over dispute about vehicle speeding in neighborhood

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A Peoria resident is facing charges after police say he shot at a home that was occupied by six people.

Trevon Darionte Harlston, 18, was booked on charges of aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm and carrying a deadly weapon while under 21.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. Thursday in the area of 111th Avenue and Butler Drive, south of Olive Avenue.

Peoria police said they responded to a call for service for a drive-by shooting. They contacted six victims, including two men, a woman, two 8-year-olds and a 12-year-old.

No one was physically hurt, police said.

Police located three projectile strikes at the residence.

According to court documents, the victims were outside the home when a vehicle stopped in front of the residence.

An adult victim told police he had previous altercations with the driver due to the vehicle speeding through the neighborhood and being equipped with a loud exhaust.

A verbal altercation occurred, followed by the driver pulling out a firearm. The victims headed back towards the house, but one of the adults pulled out his own handgun and pointed it at the driver.

The driver then exited his vehicle and shot towards the victims’ residence, records state. The male victim then shot towards the suspect’s vehicle. The suspec then fled.

However, while police were on scene, they saw the suspect vehicle driving southbound on 112th Avenue, east of the victims’ home.

Police found the vehicle parked in front of a home in the area. They then received a call from Harlston, who said he had been shot at.

While talking to police, Harlston changed his story several times, denying at time that he had a firearm or shot at the victims’ residence, records state. He claimed during the confrontation with the victims, one of them used a racial slur against him and another reportedly threatened to throw a brick at his car window.

According to court documents, the altercations between Harlston and the victims has been going on for about one month.

Harlston was jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond with court dates Dec. 19 and 23.

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