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 BLOOMINGTON - A 32-year-old Bloomington man escaped serious injury when he was shot three times, Bloomington police said Thursday. Another man was in custody in connection with the case. Joseph Sims had three grazing wounds after being shot shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday at Apt. 1, 603 W. Jefferson St., police said. He was treated at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, and released.

Police allege Carlos Warrack, 18, of Bloomington, fired at least three shots from a handgun at Sims. Warrack was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, court records said.

There was a domestic situation at the apartment, and Warrack left and then returned with Williams, said Officer Dave White, a public information officer with Bloomington police. He said neighbors reported hearing shots fired.

There were other people in the apartment when the shots were fired. Sims was outside and flagged down police as they arrived.

Warrack was arrested Thursday morning at the house of a friend in the 900 block of East Walnut Street. Charles Williams told The Pantagraph said he was having his morning coffee when U.S. marshals knocked at his door and said they were looking for his grandson and another young man, who turned out to be Warrack.

The grandson, Deandre Williams, 17, was charged with unlawful use of weapons. A court file says he carried or possessed a handgun on a public street.

Both Warrack and Williams were in McLean County jail Thursday night. Further information was unavailable.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Bloomington police's criminal investigations division at (309) 434-2525.

Previous history

Warrack pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to resisting a peace officer, burglary, criminal damage to property and theft in a negotiated plea agreement covering three cases. He was scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6.

A court file says police saw Warrack standing by a semi trailer behind K's Merchandise after an alarm was triggered about midnight July 22. After seeing the officer, Warrack yelled to a friend, who fled on a bicycle, and Warrack began running, the file says.

The officer chased Warrack to a wooden fence and threatened to shoot him with a taser if he did not stop, and Warrack surrendered, the file says.

The file says Warrack was accused of having a burglary tool because he had a carpenter's tool used for upholstery. He told the officer he got the tool from work, but would not say why he had it with him, the file says.

In a second file, authorities say Warrack broke into the office of Turnberry Apartments Oct. 1, breaking a window and "destroying the business office, including the desks and other furniture."

Warrack was also accused of stealing a bicycle Aug. 18 in Normal.

In a case not covered in the plea agreement, Warrack was given 18 months of court supervision after pleading guilty in November 2004 to a charge of attempted obstruction of justice. He was accused of giving a false name to a police officer.


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