BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington teen was charged as an adult on Wednesday after a weekend shooting that injured two people in Bloomington.

Associate Judge Brian Goldrick set bond at $1 million for Keshon Wade, 17, of the 200 block of Catalpa Drive, meaning he must post $100,025 to be released on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm.

On Monday, his brother, Derrick L. Wade, 19, of the same address, also was charged with the same counts in connection with the shooting. He also must post $100,025 to be released from the McLean County jail.

According to a probable-cause statement read Wednesday by Assistant State's Attorney Adam Ghrist, the Wade brothers were asked about 4 p.m. Sunday to come to an apartment at 502 Fox Hill Circle to meet with two men, ages 22 and 24, to help produce a video.

Once inside the apartment, the two suspects pulled guns on the victims, ordered them to their knees and demanded a camera and money. During a struggle, shots were fired, wounding one victim in the back and the other in the neck and leg, according to prosecutors.

The Wades were apprehended at a nearby apartment a short time later and taken into custody. Evidence, including one of the weapons, was recovered during a search warrant of the residence.

The victims were transported to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington where they remain in stable condition.

"Their injuries are not life-threatening at this time," Ghrist said.

The names of the victims have not been released but prosecutors confirmed that one of the victims had surgery to remove a bullet from his spine.

Keshon Wade was returned to the juvenile detention facility in Normal until a Nov. 21 arraignment.


Agriculture Reporter

Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.