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Officer-involved shooting claims man

A Peoria police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old man who got into a fight with him at around 4:15 p.m. May 17, said Sgt. Amanda Gaines of the Peoria Police Department. 

The officer initially observed the man displaying suspicious behavior in the parking lot of a Shell gas station at 9060 W. Northern Avenue. The officer contacted the man, who has yet to be named, and the fight followed. During it, the officer saw a handgun and fired his service weapon, striking the man in the torso, Gaines said.

Officers rendered medical aid to the man until Peoria Fire-Medical units took over.

The man sustained substantial injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing and additional updates will be provided as more information is learned, Gaines said.

Next Pine Advisory Committee meeting set

Pine residents can join the quarterly Pine Advisory Committee hosted by Councilmember Denette Dunn at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at City Hall campus. This is a chance for Pine residents to meet for approximately one and a half hours to talk about issues and positive solutions specific to the Pine District. 

Guest speakers will be City Manager Jeff Tyne and Public Works Director Kevin Burke. Registrants should send their name, address, email address and phone number to denette.dunn@



Code 101: Get to Know Code 

Code compliance questions are among the most common asked by residents.

To connect residents with experts and get their questions answered, the city of Peoria created the Code 101 program. 

The code compliance function maintains and preserves the integrity of buildings, properties and neighborhoods in the community. Code 101 is a series of education and training sessions where code officers will discuss common code violations and provide an overview of the process. 

This national award-winning program resumes on Wednesday, May 26, at the new Pop-Up Peoria (next to Bath and Body Works) community engagement space at Park West, located at 9744 W. Northern Avenue.

To register in person, visit

popuppeoria.com. To participate online, visit peoriaaz.gov/recreation and click on Peoria Interactive Experience.


Peoria Sports Complex hosts vaccine clinics this week

The city of Peoria has been receiving limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines in partnership with Albertsons/Safeway Pharmacy. The Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, will host a walk-up appointment event for the single-dose COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22. Registration is available for those 18 years and older at kordinator.mhealthcoach.net.  

For questions, call the Peoria Community Center front desk Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at 623-773-7436 or contact the Peoria Sports Complex at 623-773-8700. For more information and education on vaccinations, in English and Spanish, visit aricopa.gov/COVID-19-Vaccine


City observes Memorial Day

City of Peoria facilities will be closed or have different hours of operation on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. Both city libraries and the Peoria Community Center will be closed. 

Rio Vista Recreation Center will be open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Trash pickup on Monday, May 31, will move to Tuesday, June 1. Trash pickup on Tuesday, June 1, will move to Wednesday, June 2. For the full 2021 trash/recycling pickup schedule, call 623-773-7431 or visit peoriaaz.gov/holidaytrash.


 Peoria Arts Grant closes June 4

There is still time to apply for this year’s Peoria Art Grant Program. The city of Peoria and the Peoria Arts Commission will award arts grants, with individual awards of up to $5,000, for programs, festivals, performances, gallery/exhibits and workshops. Art program grants are available to qualified fine arts organizations of all sizes, whose primary mission is to produce, present or serve the arts. The application period ends June 4. Get started at tinyurl.com/yjan2zvj.


Neighborhood advisory committee recruiting members

Palo Verde residents who are interested in serving on a neighborhood advisory committee should email inetpaloverde@peoriaaz.gov

The meetings are scheduled quarterly via Zoom or at City Hall and would cover topics of interest to the residents. When emailing, include the name, home address, email address and phone number.