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Man arrested, charged with attempted murder in Sunday shooting

A Bloomington man who police say shot an acquaintance during an argument early Sunday morning has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Glenn Ford III, 21, also faces felony charges of aggravated battery and criminal recklessness. Police found and arrested Ford two and a half days after he allegedly shot an Indianapolis man in the thigh and finger after the victim confronted him about stolen money.

The shooting occurred at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of South Kingston Drive, where the victim had used his Pontiac G6 to block the Chevy Impala in which Ford was a passenger. Minutes earlier, the victim had confronted Ford at a nearby Speedway, but Ford and his companion drove away. When the victim confronted Ford on the street, Ford got out of the car and fired several shots, the victim told police. Police found shell casings at the scene.

The 24-year-old victim, who has been treated for his injuries and released from the hospital, identified Ford as the shooter during his first interview with police, Bloomington Police Department Lt. John Kovach said. Police still don’t know how Ford and the victim know each other.

Police followed tips to a residence on the 200 block of East 17th Street, where a friend of Ford’s lives. They found Ford there and arrested him without incident, Kovach said.

Ford gave police a story similar to the one the victim told, and though he admitted to shooting the man, he implied that he’d acted in self-defense, Kovach said. No gun has been positively identified in connection with the shooting yet.

Police are continuing to investigate the case and will conduct follow-up interviews with the victim and witnesses.

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