Monroe County Coroner Identifies Man Killed in Shooting Early Sunday

Staff report

Bloomington, Indiana – December 4, 2023

The Monroe County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal shooting that occurred in the early hours of Sunday as Tyriq Bridgwaters, a 23-year-old resident of Bloomington.

The incident unfolded around 2:00 a.m. on December 3, 2023, in the 500 block of S. Park Ave., when a Linton man attempted to enter a party while allegedly armed, only to be turned away. The ensuing altercation led to gunfire resulting in Bridgwaters’ death.

Monroe County Coroner Joani Stalcup confirmed the victim’s identity following the tragic event. An autopsy is scheduled for today, December 4, 2023, in Terre Haute, as part of the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding Bridgwaters’ death.

“The Monroe County Coroner’s Office, along with the Bloomington Police Department, are actively investigating this incident,” stated Stalcup. No further details regarding the ongoing inquiry have been released at this time.

The situation remains under scrutiny as law enforcement officials continue their efforts to gather information and ascertain the events leading up to the fatal shooting.

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