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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Murder Charges Filed on 14-year-old Who Shot Teen in the Head in Broad Daylight

September 12, 2023, Peoria, IL – Today, the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office has filed three counts of First-Degree Murder, a Class M Felony, against the 14-year-old who shot and killed a Peoria teen last month near the intersection of Kansas and Wisconsin in broad daylight. Just before 8 p.m. on August 22, the defendant pulled out a gun and shot and killed Dahvie P. Brown-Bey,17, in front of several bystanders, including a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old. A video of the incident showed the defendant firing four shots at Brown-Bey, three of them were fired at his head from point-blank range.


Because the defendant is under 16, the charge is not an automatic transfer to adult court.  Instead, the State’s Attorney’s Office has filed a Petition to Transfer requesting the defendant be tried as an adult. A hearing will be held on that Petition on October 5. The defendant will remain in the custody of the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.


“The actions displayed by this defendant are not the actions of a juvenile. He shot this person multiple times, execution-style, in broad daylight for all the world to see.  Those are the actions of a cold-blooded adult killer, & that’s exactly how my office will treat him.” Jodi Hoos, Peoria County State’s Attorney



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