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Post Date:10/09/2017

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at approximately 4:18 p.m., Bloomington Police officers responded to the 1400 block of North Lee Street for a person shot.

Officers arrived on scene and located a 14-year-old male inside of a residence with an apparent gunshot wound to his face. Bloomington Fire Department rescue transported the victim to an area hospital. The victim is said to be in critical condition.  

During a subsequent investigation, Emerial I. Tutwiler, age 18, of Bloomington was arrested for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Which Endangers the Bodily Safety of an Individual.

Tutwiler was transported to the McLean County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Tim Power at (309) 434-2579 or

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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