A man shoots his brother and turns the gun on himself.  Spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto with Peoria police says police were called out to the Lake Pleasant Village Apartment complex just before midnight about a family altercation.  Jacinto says a 45-year-old man was in town from California with his mother

visiting his younger brother.  A heated argument broke out between the two brothers and the younger brother pulled a gun and shot his big brother.  The younger brother then turned the gun on himself.  The 36-year-old brother was airlifted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The older brother is listed in critical condition and is expected to survive. 

Jacinto says the mother and two family friends were in the home and witnessed the shootings. It’s unknown what the fight was about and the investigation is ongoing.


Kris Dugan