A 20-year-old Bloomington man was shot and killed after two masked men allegedly kicked in a door at an apartment Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the Bloomington Police Department. The alleged assailants then chased the victim who fled from the apartment.
Residents in the area who called 911 reported hearing multiple gunshots around 5:55 a.m. in the 700 block of South Clarizz Boulevard. After searching for over an hour police found a deceased gunshot victim in a wooded area around 7:20 a.m. The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.
The BPD is investigating the homicide and encourages anybody with information about the shooting to call detective Wade Berry at (812)339-4477.
The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Thursday:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2022
For more information, please contact:
Captain Ryan Pedigo
Bloomington Police Department
Bloomington Police Investigate Homicide
On May 25th at approximately 5:55 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of S. Clarizz Boulevard in reference to numerous 911 calls reporting multiple shots fired in the area. Responding officers were initially unable to locate any crime scene or any victims. Officers spoke with several individuals in the area, but none were able to provide an exact area of where the shots had been fired. However, officers did locate an apartment with a rear door that appeared to have been forcibly entered, but the apartment was unoccupied at that time.
Officers continued to search the area for over an hour and began checking a wooded area to the west of the apartment buildings. At approximately 7:20 a.m., an officer located a man lying in the heavily wooded area. The man was determined to be deceased and had apparent gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was later identified as a 20-year-old Bloomington man. An autopsy was conducted on the victim later in the day. The Monroe County Coroner confirmed the findings of the preliminary autopsy results with the cause of death being listed as multiple gunshot wounds. However, toxicology results are still pending.
Investigators did later locate and speak with the individual who resides at the apartment that had been found with the rear door ajar. It was reported that two unknown males wearing face-coverings had kicked in the rear door of the apartment and chased the victim out the front door just prior to the shooting.
At this time, little more is known about the homicide and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Wade Berry at (812)339-4477.
No further information is available for release at this time.