Peoria man arrested for shooting his girlfriend

By WEEK Producer

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:20 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly shot his girlfriend during a large street fight Tuesday night.

Police said Ricky Whitley Elam was part of the large fight that started on Spitznagle Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Whitley Elam allegedly pulled a gun and fired at someone. His girlfriend stepped into the line of fire and was shot in the hip.

She is expected to survive.