Two men charged with murder for fatal shooting

By WEEK Producer

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 8, 2014 at 12:21 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Two men have been charged with murder, and a third man with weapons charges, after a fatal shooting Wednesday.

Orlando Mathews, 21, and Duane Simmons, 21, both face two counts of First Degree Murder for the killing of Dustin Thompson, 30.

They are being held on $2 million bond each.

Denzell Gayton, 21, who was arrested at the same time as Mathews and Simmons, is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. His bond was set at $500,000.

Thompson was shot three times in the torso outside the Landmark Apartment complex in Peoria.

Prosecutors said witnesses to the mid-day shooting were instrumental in the quick arrests.

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