September 11, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, Anthony T. Gates, 43, was charged with Aggravated Battery, a Class X Felony, for a shooting Saturday night at Mikes Tavern in West Peoria that injured a male employee. The victim told deputies with the Peoria County Sheriff's Office he was kicking a customer out of the bar, who responded by pulling out a gun and firing multiple shots at him. The victim was hit in the stomach, along with a nearby house and car.
Gates, who matched the description of the shooter, was located in the area and was later identified by the victim. Deputies also found a gun in a storm drain across the street from where Gates was taken into custody. Gates is currently being held at the Peoria County Jail. The judge set bond at $150,000.