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18-year-old man arrested in connection with recent shooting near Tri-North Middle School

Crime Filler

The Bloomington Police Department arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a recent shooting in the Tri-North Middle School area Thursday, according to a press release from BPD. He was charged with attempted murder and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Around 7:10 p.m. April 3, officers responded to a report of gunshots. Upon arrival to the school area, officers located three teenagers who claimed they were shot at, with one being shot in his lower leg. An officer applied a tourniquet to his leg, and the teenager was transported by ambulance to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. The other two teenagers fled the area while officers were providing medical care.

Detectives uncovered through surveillance footage that someone inside a car on Monroe Street shot at the teenagers while they were walking through the school parking lot. One of which had a handgun and had fired back at the car.

On April 4, BPD detained the teenager who had fired at the car at Bloomington High School South. He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a handgun without a license.

BPD believed the man inside the vehicle who had shot at the teenagers had left Bloomington and his whereabouts were unknown at the time.

Investigators later learned the man was in Bloomington on April 14. The man was in the passenger seat of a vehicle while a 27-year-old woman was driving the car on the 300 block of North Adams Street. 

Officers attempted to box in the vehicle. The woman failed to stop for the front police cruiser's emergency lights and rammed into the police car twice during the encounter. 

Both the man and the woman were taken into custody. During the arrest, the man was found to be armed with a handgun.

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