The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was dispatched with the Bearcat armored vehicle to arrest a 35-year-old man on an arrest warrant for attempted murder Thursday, according to the Bloomington Police Department.
CIRT members arrived outside a residence in the 1300 block of West 12th Street Thursday afternoon. Some readers of the Bloomingtonian asked why the Bearcat was in the Crestmont neighborhood yesterday.
According to the police, commands were broadcast to the suspect, and he surrendered to police without incident and was taken into custody.
Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo issued the following press release Friday afternoon:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2022
For more information, please contact:
Captain Ryan Pedigo
Bloomington Police Department
Bloomington Police Arrest Man for Attempted Murder
On January 19th at approximately 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of N Arlington Park Drive in reference to multiple 911 callers reporting several shots fired in the parking lot area of the apartment complex. Upon the arrival of officers, several people were outside, but refused to cooperate with the investigation or provide any information about who was responsible for the shooting. Officers were unable to locate any victims, but did locate a parked vehicle with what appeared to be a bullet hole in the rear bumper.
On January 20th, investigators returned to the area and were able to locate several spent 9mm shell casings. Further, investigators were able to review surveillance footage from the apartment complex. The footage showed a man and a woman get into a physical altercation, then showed the man shooting multiple times at the female as she ran through the parking lot. The shooter then fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement.
Investigators were able to eventually identify the shooting suspect as Travis L. Holmes (35, Bloomington). On January 27th at approximately 1:50 p.m., Holmes was located in an apartment in the 1300 block of W 12th Street and was taken into custody without incident.
After interview, Travis Holmes was transported to the Monroe County Jail and remanded to jail custody for the following charges:
- Attempted Murder; level 1 felony
- Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon; level 4 felony
- Criminal Recklessness; level 5 felony
Under Indiana law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.”