Details released in Bloomington nightclub shooting

BLOOMINGTON — Court documents reveal that Keiantrea Washington allegedly shot three people inside Kalao nightclub in Bloomington during the early morning of April 23rd. Washington committed the shooting after a man threw a punch at him.

Keiantrea Washington

Bloomington Police responded to the nightclub at 320 North Walnut Street just after 1 a.m. on April 23, 2022.

According to court documents, the bar manager showed police surveillance footage of a man identified as David Brown walking into the bar, approaching Washington and attempting to throw a punch at him.

Police say Washington tried to hide behind another man and backed away from Brown as he tried to punch Washington.

Court documents state that less than a second after the punch was thrown, a flash from a muzzle can be seen on video.

“The video does not show anyone else other than Mr. Washington was in a position to fire a gun from where a muzzle flash was seen,” court documents state.

Documents do not state why Brown tried to punch Washington.

Police found two 9mm casings on the bar floor.

Brown was shot in his upper left thigh.

A man standing next to Brown, Isaiah Gooch, was shot in his pelvis. A third man standing behind Gooch, Jaoa Carvalho, was shot in the leg.

Police say no evidence of a second shooting was found after reviewing surveillance video and speaking with witnesses.

Online court records indicate Washington has an initial hearing with his attorny Sam Shapiro on Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m. in Monroe Circuit Court 5.

Washington, 27, is facing charges of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery and one count of criminal recklessness.