Man charged with murder appears in court

By WEEK Producer

April 8, 2013 Updated Jun 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The man charged in the murder of 32-year-old Kelsey Coleman made his first court appearance Monday.

25-year-old Dieuseul Brown is charged with first degree murder, armed violence and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.


Prosecutors believe Brown entered 1612 Arago street shortly after midnight Friday, fired at least two shots, wounding Coleman before fleeing the scene.


Others in the home told police it was a home invasion. They told police they did not know the man but he had an eye patch and used a red handgun.


Police later located Brown who had been known to wear an eye patch and he had a red handgun and cocaine on him at the time.


Brown has been previously convicted of attempted armed robbery and attempted burglary. His bond has been set at $2 million.


Chief Settingsgaard says there is a drug element to this homicide.