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Peoria man arrested in connection with drive-by shooting, arson in October

Posted at 7:54 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 06:48:35-05

A man has been arrested in connection with an arson and drive-by shooting in Peoria earlier this year.

Adam Coleman, 21, was arrested Friday morning in the area of Happy Valley Road and Lake Pleasant Parkway. 

On Oct. 20, Coleman was allegedly captured on surveillance footage setting a truck on fire.

According to police, a man was seen walking up to a truck around 2:30 a.m. and lingering around it for several minutes. Moments later, a fire sparked underneath the car and the power to the house was shut off.

Coleman and another unidentified person were recorded running away from the home, officials said. The truck sustained significant damage during the incident.

Less than a week later, on Oct. 26, an unknown individual shot at the home where the truck was set ablaze, police said.

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A homeowner and his son were working outside when a person on a dirt bike fired a gun towards their home — hitting their residence three times, authorities said. 

After the shooting the suspect sped off, police said. Officers who were in the area attempted to stop him but he was able to get away.

Several people live at the home — including a young child. However, no one was injured during the incident.

Coleman is now facing several charges in connection with the incident including criminal damage, criminal trespassing, arson, burglary and aggravated assault.

An investigation is ongoing and it's unknown what Coleman's connection (if any) is with the victims.