Peoria police investigating homicide

Just after 2 a.m. on March 7, Peoria Police responded to several reports of shots being fired at the Natura Villas Apartments located at 10847 W. Olive Avenue, Peoria.

When officers arrived on scene, officers located a man, who was later identified as 21-year-old Zakee Shelton of Tolleson, lying on the ground outside an apartment. Lifesaving measures were performed on scene but were unsuccessful.

Investigators are working on collecting more information about what led up to the shooting, as it is currently believed that the shooting was an isolated incident.

Peoria police stress that there is no threat to the community.

The suspect fled the scene and is described as a younger Black male with a thin build wearing dark colored clothing.

“This is an active investigation, and our detectives are working diligently to identify and locate the suspect,” Peoria police said in a press release. “At this time, no arrests have been made. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we conduct our investigation. If anyone has additional information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department Tip Phone Line at (623) 773-7045 or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS).”