A man is in custody after multiple shots were fired outside a Peoria apartment complex.
The incident occurred on Thursday, September 28, when police received multiple calls about shots being fired at the complex located near 91st and Peoria avenues.
According to Peoria police, the shots struck an occupied truck and three occupied apartments. Police say a woman was inside her apartment with her boyfriend and her four children. As her boyfriend walked outside to leave, she reportedly noticed her ex-boyfriend Cipriano Bastida sitting in his truck in the parking lot. An argument ensued between the two when Bastida allegedly reached to grab something out of his truck. The victim entered his vehicle and attempted to leave, but Bastida fired several shots at the vehicle, striking it more than once. As a result, the victim’s truck hit the curb and became disabled, at which point Bastida drove away.
Peoria police say they found bullet strikes in the victim’s car, as well as more bullet strikes at four apartments. Three of these units are occupied by ten people, including five children, and thankfully no one was injured. Police found the handgun used by Bastida in a nearby street, and they tracked his cell phone, allowing them to apprehend him at another apartment complex near 83rd Avenue and Indian School Road. At the time of his arrest, Bastida allegedly admitted to his actions, saying he gave his ex-girlfirend money and they had dinner plans that night, but she never showed up. He has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and drive-by shooting and is being held on a $150,000 bond.
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