Robert Lee Sims Jr. of Millman Street dies in fatal Peoria shooting – Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Peoria shooting death of Robert Lee Sims Jr. Ill. – Obituary

PEORIA, ILLINOIS (WMBD) – After a late-night shooting on Peoria’s south side Tuesday night, one man died and another was injured.

Officers responded to back-to-back Shot Spotter alarms in the vicinity of W. Wiswall and Madison Park Terrace at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday, according to Peoria Police Spokesperson Semone Roth.

Roth stated that two individuals were discovered with gunshot wounds. According to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood, Robert Lee Sims Jr., 37, of Millman Street, was discovered dead inside a residence in the 2000 block of W. Wiswall.

He was shot numerous times in the upper torso and died quickly. Sims’ death was determined to be a murder.

Officers identified John Nichols III, 26, as a suspect, and he was apprehended.