Updated: Man shot multiple times in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington Police say a person was shot multiple times as he ran away from a suspect who walked up to his car while he was in the drive-thru at Freddy’s Frozen Custard on West Third Street.

Bloomington Police Department received a 911 call reporting the incident at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Victor Coleman-Pilot

According to police a 21-year-old man and another person were in a car in the drive-thru at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers when 21-year-old Victor Coleman-Pilot walked up to their car. 

Both men inside the car saw Coleman-Pilot and got out of the car, and ran. The victim ran south in the parking lot as Coleman-Pilot chased him shooting. 

Police say the victim was shot “multiple times”.

The acquaintance then climbed into the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle and began chasing Pilot-Coleman through the parking lot, eventually striking Pilot-Coleman with the vehicle. This caused Pilot-Coleman to drop the handgun that he had been firing. 

Pilot-Coleman then began running towards Joann Fabric and Crafts and the acquaintance picked up the handgun and fired at Pilot-Coleman. He was not injured.

The acquaintance then drove the victim’s vehicle to where the victim had collapsed in the parking lot and loaded the victim into the back seat of the vehicle prior to fleeing from the area. As the acquaintance was driving away from the scene, he called 911 and met officers and ambulance personnel at a residence in the 100 block of South Curry Pike.

The victim was then transported by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where he was taken to emergency surgery. As of the afternoon of September 8th, the victim remains hospitalized but his condition is unknown.

Police found Coleman-Pilot in a dumpster behind a strip mall in the 3400 block of West 3rd Street.

It should be noted that officers had Coleman-Pilot in custody within nine minutes of the first 911 call being received by Central Emergency Dispatch.

He was arrested without incident on preliminary charges of attempted murder, criminal recklessness, and pointing a firearm.

A window of A Total Tan was damaged by a bullet fired at some point during the incident. The relationship between the victim and the suspect is unknown and remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Josh Burnworth at 812-339-4477.

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