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Peoria police investigate shooting

An 18-year-old man died after a friend accidentally shot him in his apartment near 9200 N. 83rd Avenue at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 14.

Peoria police said officers attempted life-saving measures until he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Based on statements made to Peoria police, the caller along with three other friends were in the apartment. He was cleaning his gun and, at some point during the manipulation of the gun, a bullet was discharged which struck the male in the chest. 

The gun involved in this incident has been recovered and the investigation is still ongoing. 


Draw a map for redistricting by Oct. 31  

The city of Peoria began the redistricting process. Residents are encouraged to participate in the redistricting process by drawing district maps. As required by federal law, redistricting is the process of adjusting voting district boundaries in accordance with population shifts from 2020 census data. Peoria’s population has grown to 191,000, an increase of more than 35,000 residents since 2010. Peoria must submit the proposed city council district boundaries by the end of 2021. New city council district boundaries will be in effect for the August and November 2022 elections. Peoria residents can draw maps by using the online mapping software that will be used to help rebalance the city council districts. Maps must be submitted by Oct. 31. For more information, visit    


Arizona Cities and Towns Week is Oct. 17 to Oct. 23 

Arizona Cities and Towns Week is set aside each year to provide citizens with important information about the services and programs provided by their city or town, and to introduce the elected officials and employees that deliver them. Celebrate the 20th annual Arizona Cities and Towns week by learning more about how Peoria and other cities work. Check out  


Neighborhood Pride is Oct. 23 

The city of Peoria offers residents a chance to participate in revitalizing their neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Pride Program. 

The program is designed to help established neighborhoods maintain their appearance and value. The program is a work effort between the city and volunteers to help homeowners for improving their properties. Improvements can include painting, fixing fences and replacing gravel. The city of Peoria’s program is so successful, it has won first place in Neighborhood USA’s competition for Best Neighborhood Program in the USA. The next Neighborhood Pride event is 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 in the Westgreen Estates neighborhood. 

For more information about the program, visit  


Explore the city with POGO Destinations 

The city of Peoria will launch a new, free weekend circulator service, POGO Destinations on Oct. 29. Residents can hop on the circulator and bounce around town, exploring the entire city from north to south. There are three routes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., taking Peoria residents to major locations like the following:  

Four Corners area (Lake Pleasant

Parkway and Happy Valley Road)

Sunrise Mountain Library  

Arizona Broadway Theatre  

P83 Entertainment District  

Old Town Peoria  

Rio Vista Community Park  

Park West  

Pioneer Community Park  


To learn more about the route, mobile app or destination points, visit 


Sign up for Peoria’s online payment portal 

The city of Peoria has a new online system for paying utility bills. The new system, Invoice Cloud, is a one-stop shop where residents can access and pay all city bills electronically. Residents can enroll in paperless billing, get text notifications, and opt to pay by phone, text, or online with a credit card, debit card or e-check. For more information about Invoice Cloud, visit or make a secure payment at