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Double Homicide

Post Date:06/11/2018 4:49 PM

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 1:09 a.m., the Bloomington Police Department responded to the area of 1221 Orchard Street, Bloomington, IL., to investigate multiple reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims (one male, one female) who were declared deceased at the scene. Two additional victims (one male, one female) were found to have non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The surviving victims were transported to area hospitals. All victims were adults. There is reason to believe there was large gathering at this location, prior to the shooting.

Representatives from the McLean County Coroner's office responded to the scene and an adult female and male were pronounced deceased at 1:17 a.m. The female has been identified as Taneshiea A. Brown, age 20, of Bloomington. The male has been identified as Steven C. Alexander Jr., age 18, of Bloomington.

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis stated an autopsy was conducted and preliminary autopsy findings indicate that Taneshiea A. Brown succumbed to injuries from being shot. Steven C. Alexander Jr. succumbed to injuries from being shot. Toxicology results are pending.

The Bloomington Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is conducting the investigation, anyone with information is asked to contact: Bloomington Police Detective Paul Swanlund, (309) 434-2373 or and Detective Steve Fanelli, (309) 434-2457 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 a suspect(s), you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

The Bloomington Police Department is working in partnership with the McLean County Coroner's Office regarding the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

The Bloomington Police Department would like to thank the following agencies who also responded and assisted our officers during the initial incident, Normal Police Department, McLean County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, Illinois State University Police Department, Bloomington Fire Department & Normal Fire Department.


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