Two Men Arrested After Shots Fired During Argument

(BLOOMINGTON) – Two men were arrested after shots were fired during a disturbance at a Bloomington home Thursday night.

Police say at least 20 rounds were fired.

Police arrested 23-year-old David Stout, of 1105 West Third St., on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond because he is on probation on a disorderly conduct conviction.

Police also arrested 26-year-old Savon Phillips, of 345 S. Curry Pike, on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and gun possession by a serious violent felon. His bond is set at $20,500.

The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Third Street, near the intersection with Buckner Street and across from Rose Hill Cemetery.

According to a Bloomington Police Department report, several people – including both arrested men – called 911 to report multiple shots were fired.

Police say the two men got into an argument over Phillips’ girlfriend’s missing WIC card. Both drew handguns and began firing.

Stout chased Phillips out of the house, firing his .45 caliber handgun at him as he fled.

Phillips fired his 9mm gun back toward the house. He then got into a car with his girlfriend and two small children, ages 4-months and 1-year-old.

Phillips drove to his residence on Curry Pike and called the police.

Police says the children were not injured after bullets hit the rear glass of the vehicle shattering it and glass fragments flew in the child car seats. The children were taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and later released to their maternal grandmother by the Department of Child Services.

Police after obtaining search warrants recovered both guns and arrested both men. They also collected 20 empty shell casings from inside and outside the house on West Third Street.

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