Twenty-seven-year-old Bloomington man arrested as the suspect in the Kalao Nightclub shooting

Police have arrested a 27-year-old Bloomington man suspected of shooting three people at the Kalao Nightclub early Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Bloomington, Indiana, according to a press release from the Bloomington Police Department. The suspect was arrested Monday in Bloomington.

Here is the press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian by BPD Monday:


May 2, 2022

For more information, please contact:
Captain Ryan Pedigo
Bloomington Police Department
[email protected]

Bloomington Police Arrest Kalao Nightclub Shooting Suspect

On April 23rd at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers responded to the Kalao Nightclub in the 300 block of N Walnut Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers determined that multiple shots had been fired inside the bar and located three victims with gunshot wounds in the street outside the establishment. The victims had been shot in the lower-level rear bar area of the establishment and had fled outside. A 26 year-old man had a gunshot wound to his pelvis, a 41 year-old man had a gunshot wound to his upper thigh, and a 22 year-old man had a gunshot wound to his thigh. Officers provided emergency medical care until IU Health LifeLine ambulances arrived on scene. All three victims were transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment.

On the afternoon of April 23rd, investigators continued to follow-up with the shooting investigation. Video surveillance from inside the Kalao Nightclub was able to be viewed. The video showed the suspect and the 41 year-old victim in an altercation just prior to the shooting. The suspect can then be seen producing a handgun and firing multiple times in the very crowded bar area. At this time, it is believed that there was only one shooter inside the nightclub. The suspect then ran out of the establishment and fled the area prior to the arrival of officers.

Investigators were able to use the video from inside the Kalao Nightclub to positively identify the shooter as Keiantrea Washington (27, Bloomington). A probable cause affidavit was filed in the Monroe Circuit Court and an arrest warrant for Washington was issued on April 25th for multiple felony charges related to the shooting. Detectives began surveilling several locations around Monroe County in an effort to locate Washington. On May 2nd, detectives determined that Washington was inside a residence in the 400 block of S. Magnolia Court. Because of the seriousness of the crimes committed and the belief that Washington may be armed, the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was utilized to arrest Washington.

After speaking with investigators, Keiantrea Washington was transported to the Monroe County Jail and remanded for the following charges:

Attempted Murder, level 1 felony
Aggravated Battery (two counts), level 3 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.

A booking photo of Keiantrea Washington (DOB 11/02/1994) may be obtained by contacting the Monroe County Jail.”

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