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Illinois man shot after entering Bloomington apartment, threatening occupants



An Illinois man was shot during an attempted robbery Sunday evening in an apartment on East 10th Street, according to Bloomington Police Department.

Dakota Deckard, 20, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after investigators brought him in for questioning, Pedigo said in an email. He is charged with a level 2 felony for robbery resulting in injury. He is at Monroe County Correctional Center.

The 25-year-old man from Illinois and another man entered the apartment around 10 p.m. and told the people inside to get on the floor, BPD Capt. Ryan Pedigo said in an email. One of the men was wearing a ski mask and pointed a handgun at them. 

One of the apartment residents began to wrestle with the man holding the handgun. A woman in the apartment then shot the intruder in the neck with her own weapon. She fled the scene and later agreed to meet with investigators. 

The man with the gunshot wound was conscious in the apartment when police arrived, Pedigo said in the email. He was taken to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital and is in critical but stable condition.

Pedigo said BPD investigators found indicators of drug activity in the apartment and believe selling drugs was a factor leading to the incident.

BPD is still investigating the case to identify another man believed to be involved.

This story was updated 6:40 p.m. on April 1 to reflect that BPD made an arrest.

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