Residents threatened with firearm at Villas



A resident of Varsity Villas was arrested during the early morning hours Saturday after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a shotgun for playing their music too loudly.

Colby Shiver, 21, now faces preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon and public intoxication, Bloomington Police Sgt. Lucas Tate said.

Bloomington Police Department officers reported to the apartment complex at about 12:45 a.m. after a Graham’s Security Patrol employee reportedly saw a man walking around with a shotgun, Tate said.

Upon officers’ arrival, security officers were with Shiver, who was seated on the ground near a black shotgun with the shells removed.

Shiver told police he went to complain about the noise and brought the gun for his own protection, Tate said. Witnesses told police Shiver approached the apartment and yelled to his neighbors from outside, threatening to shoot them.

A security officer told police he witnessed the suspect point the gun at the neighbor’s door, Tate said.

Bloomington police collected the shotgun and shells, which are currently booked as evidence.

— Kirsten Clark

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