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Bloomington Man Arrested After Battering Girlfriend
Updated March 30, 2016 6:38 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington police arrested a man Monday accused of battering his girlfriend with a handgun and stealing her purse and car keys Sunday evening at a southside Bloomington apartment.

Police arrested 48-year-old Shawn Starlin on Monday afternoon after police receiving a tip he was at Steak N Shake on Liberty Drive.

As Starlin got into a parked white Buick outside the restaurant, officers took him into custody. They arrested him on charges of burglary and robbery, criminal recklessness, battery, domestic battery and pointing a firearm.

Starlin is accused of forcing his way into an apartment in the 2300 block of South Winslow Court at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

Bloomington Capt. Steve Kellams says Starlin kicked in the locked front door, looking for his girlfriend. He then pointed a small, black handgun at the people in the apartment and fired a round into the floor.

He then reportedly demanded money from his girlfriend and hit her in the forehead with his handgun.

The 38-year-old woman suffered cuts and bleeding and received medical treatment for her injuries.

Starlin then stole the woman's purse and car keys and ran away from the apartment.

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