Press release: “Bloomington Police Investigating Overnight Shooting”


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Bloomington Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

The Bloomington Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred during the overnight hours near the 400 block of S Grant Street.
On October 13 th , 2019, at approximately 01:58 a.m., an officer with the Bloomington Police Department was patrolling the area of S Grant Street and E Smith Avenue when the officer heard numerous gunshots in the immediate area. The officer then observed several hundred persons fleeing from a nearby party. An additional volley of gunshots continued to be heard.

The officer located a 23 year old male who had sustained a gunshot. As other officers arrived to the area, an 18 female was also located with two gunshots. Officers and other first responders rendered aid to the victims.
Officers quickly learned there was more than one shooter. A witness provided a physical description of one shooter that was seen fleeing the area. An arriving officer saw this suspect running with a handgun and chased him on foot. The suspect was apprehended. Gabriel A Alsman (20) was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony; Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm, Level 6 Felony; Theft, Level 6 Felony; Possession of Marijuana, “B” Misdemeanor; and Illegal Consumption, “C” Misdemeanor. The firearm he possessed had previously been reported as stolen.


Investigators located numerous spent shell casings along the 400 block of S Grant Street and in an adjacent alleyway. Several vehicles and buildings were damaged as a result of the shooting. Both victims were transported to IU Health Hospital. Both are currently in stable condition. Detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Josh Burnworth at (812)349-3363. No further information is available at this time.


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