BLOOMINGTON — The third man wanted in the April 2 shooting death of Juan Nash in Bloomington turned himself in Monday morning, and he and his co-defendants will be arraigned on murder charges Friday in McLean County Circuit Court.
Scotty Allen, 19, who avoided arrest for a week, turned himself into McLean County officials at the jail and was booked at 1:50 a.m.
Last week, two other men, Amari McNabb, 20, of Country Club Hills and Exodus Hebert, 18, of Bloomington, were formally charged in Nash's death and were jailed in lieu of posting $200,035 each.
Allen appeared in court Monday via a video link from the McLean County jail. Bond remained set at $3 million, meaning he must post $300,035 to be released.
He did not speak during the short appearance on Monday, and his whereabouts during the past week were not revealed in court.
He was formally charged with three counts of murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action.
On April 2, neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots and then squealing tires around 9:50 p.m. during the incident in the 1200 block of Orchard Road. When they looked out, they saw someone lying in the street and someone bent over the victim, calling 911.
Nash was found unresponsive inside a vehicle that crashed into a parked car about two blocks from where the shots were fired. He was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Allen was shot during the incident and they found him at a local hospital. He recovered, as did another injured man, Nathaniel Caldwell, 26.
Prosecutors have not yet released a motive for the shootings or specific details on how the incident started.
Charges alleged Allen was responsible for shooting Nash.
The 1200 block of Orchard Road has seen three people killed and four people injured or wounded in two gunfire incidents within 12 months.
Hammet Brown is charged with killing Taneshiea Brown, 20, and Steven Alexander Jr. 18, as they stood outside a large gathering at 1221 Orchard Road on June 10, 2018. Kenleia Sims and Tyree Jones also were shot but survived their wounds. Hammet Brown is due next in court on Aug. 9.
Anyone with information regarding the Nash homicide is asked to contact Detective Jared Bierbaum at 309-434-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the department’s main phone line at 309-820-8888. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.