BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm Monday and a juvenile remains in custody after a shooting that injured two people in Bloomington.

Bond was set at $1 million for Derrick L. Wade, 19, of the 200 block of Catalpa, meaning he must post $100,025 to be released. A 17-year-old male also was arrested Sunday and is being held at the McLean County juvenile detention facility; charges are expected to be filed later this week linking him to the shooting.

According to a probable-cause statement read Monday in Circuit Court by Assistant State's Attorney Adam Ghrist, Wade and the juvenile were asked to come to an apartment at 502 Fox Hill Circle to meet with two men, ages 22 and 24.

Once inside the apartment, Wade and the juvenile pulled guns on the victims and demanded a camera that was visible in the home, and money, said Ghrist.

A struggle followed and a shot was fired, hitting one of the men in the back, Ghrist said. The other man man was shot in the neck and chest, he said.

The two suspects were apprehended in a nearby apartment building where the camera and guns were found, said Ghrist.

Both victims were taken to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

One was scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a bullet from his spine, said the prosecutor, who declined comment on the condition of the second victim.

Zimmerman homicide

Meanwhile, Bloomington police released no new information Monday on the ongoing investigation into the death of Pamela Zimmerman, a Twin City accountant found shot to death last week in her east side office.

Police said the two shootings are unrelated.

There have been no arrests in the Zimmerman homicide, and police are asking to be contacted if anyone has video footage in the area of the 2100 block of East Washington Street, or may have visited her office a week ago.

Anyone with information is asked to 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.


Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.