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Police News 07-17-14

Shooting On Griswold In Peoria Under Investigation (Peoria, IL) -- A Peoria man shot last night is hospitalized. Peoria police say they shooting occured in the 1800 block of Griswold, inside of Griswold Liquors. The victim was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria to be treated but his condition is unknown. Authorities are still looking for the aparrent gunman in the shooting. Police say they do not know what caused the shooting. If anyone has any information in connection with the incident, contact Peoria Area Crime Stoppers by calling 1-309-673-9000. Lawyer Wants Drug Charges Dropped In Twittergate (Peoria, IL) -- The man facing drug charges connected to the Peoria Mayor's fake Twitter account doesn't want the marijuana found in his home to be used as evidence against him. Attorneys for Jacob Elliot say the cops didn't quite understand the "false personation" law before they raided Elliot's home back in April. They were looking for the person who created a fake Twitter account and was sending out inappropriate messages on behalf of the Mayor. They got their man, but also they found a stash of pot that allegedly belonged to Elliot, who is going to trial in December. The man behind the Twitter account was never charged. Elliot's lawyer claims the case should be tossed out because the police weren't acting in good faith when they entered the home. A judge is still mulling that decision.

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