Bloomington Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – 2023/06/16: Police investigate a shooting on South Madison Street on June 16, 2023, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — June 19, 2023

Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo announced on June 19, 2023, that the BPD has arrested a shooting suspect involved in an incident that occurred on June 16.

Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 2600 block of S Madison Street. A 34-year-old man was found lying in the driveway of a residence in the 100 block of E Willow Court with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, had been shot in the 2600 block of S Madison Street and managed to drive himself back to the residence on Willow Court. Officers administered emergency medical care at the scene before the victim was transported to a nearby hospital. The victim underwent emergency surgery and is currently in stable condition.

During the investigation, officers discovered eight spent 9mm shell casings near the intersection of S Madison Street and W Watson Street. Multiple witnesses were interviewed, providing valuable information to investigators. According to reports, an argument between the victim and the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Quentin R. Farmer, Sr. of Bloomington, took place. Farmer allegedly produced a handgun from his waistband and shot the victim, causing him to fall. The victim then entered his vehicle and drove to a residence on W Willow Court, where he was found by officers.

Following the incident, Farmer fled the scene and could not be located by officers. However, an arrest warrant was issued for him that same night on multiple charges. Saturday at around 9:00 p.m., a sergeant patrolling the area of S Madison Street spotted Farmer in a driveway engaged in conversation with others. Knowing that an arrest warrant had been issued, the sergeant took Farmer into custody without any resistance.

Farmer was transported to the Bloomington Police Department for questioning before being transferred to the Monroe County Jail. He faces charges of attempted murder, a level 1 felony; possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a level 4 felony; and criminal recklessness, a level 5 felony.

According to Indiana law, the charges against Farmer are allegations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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