Joshua Crites Killed by East Peoria Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2540 E. Washington St.
Mapping Police Violence:

About 12:50 a.m., police responded to a domestic-violence call elsewhere in the city. Joshua A. Crites departed before officers arrived. A woman and a girl were injured in the domestic-violence incident. Police tracked Crites' vehicle to a CVS Pharmacy parking lot. There, Crites stabbed a police officer multiple times, and the officer shot and killed Crites.

Agency: East Peoria Police Department

Motive: domestic disturbance

Confrontation Type: Domestic Disturbance

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joshua Crites

Death Date: February 2, 2021

County: Tazewell

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 19

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: unknown weapon

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6561

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