Peoria police investigate 7th homicide of year
PEORIA (AP) — Police in Peoria are investigating the city's seventh homicide of the year after a 23-year-old man was shot multiple times.
The Journal Star (http://bit.ly/KHlUDX ) reports that Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll pronounced Robreco King dead early Monday.
Authorities say King's family is no stranger to violence.
The victim's grandfather, 78-year-old Robert King, spent 25 years in jail for killing another man over a gambling dispute when he was 26. The elder King says he wants to see his grandson's killer get a similar sentence, but he adds that he doesn't want to see retaliation that would end another life.
Police say the victim's father was shot 11 times in April 2011, and Robert King says his son is now going deaf as a result of those injuries.