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Second man charged in Springfield Road shooting


BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting on Springfield Road last week.

Khawaunis K. Haynes, 20, was arrested Tuesday on five McLean County warrants that included two attempted murder charges, two charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm into a building and one count of aggravated battery by discharging a firearm into an occupied building.

Khawaunis Haynes


At 2:15 p.m. Aug. 13, police were called to an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Springfield Road for a report of shots fired. Two victims were later located at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Also there was a man who was identified as driving the victims to the hospital, Dominique Atwater, 26, who listed an address in the same block as the shooting.

Atwater was arrested and charged last week with four counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, one count of aggravated battery in the discharge of a firearm, one count of reckless discharge of a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

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His lawyer, Terry Dodds, said he was acting in self-defense.

Prosecutors told the judge that police had found blood on the sidewalk, shell casings, and unspent ammunition both inside and outside of the complex, indicating shots were fired from two locations.

Dodds asked for a lower bond, arguing Atwater was defending himself.

"There were two types of ammunition found and the probable cause statement indicated that shots were fired into his apartment," he said.

Atwater remains in jail in lieu of posting $20,035 bond. He is due for an arraignment hearing on Friday.

Haynes remains in McLean County jail in lieu of posting $100,035 and is due in court for an arraignment on Aug. 30.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact BPD at (309) 820-8888 or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 888-1111.

Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow

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