Bloomington man was shot twice after confronting two people tampering with his truck

BLOOMINGTON – Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to 7000 Block of South Walnut Street in Smithville, at 4:05 a.m. on January 23, after receiving a report that a man was shot.

The caller was the victim and told dispatchers that two people were tampering with his pickup truck in his driveway. When the victim opened his back door to confront the subjects he was shot.

When police arrived they found the victim had suffered two nonlife-threatening gunshot wounds to the back. The victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for treatment.

The victim was able to provide investigators with descriptions of both subjects involved.

A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office drone was used to search the surrounding area and located a person that appeared to be trespassing and concealing himself behind multiple properties in the 7600 block of South Fairfax Road. The person attempted to flee from deputies before being confronted by a Sheriff’s Office K9 and additional deputies.

Based on available information, this person is believed to be involved in this incident and has been interviewed. While being arrested, the person was found to be in possession of meth. At this time the person is facing charges of drug possession and resisting law enforcement,

The Sheriff’s Office Evidence Technician responded to the scene of the shooting and documented and collected available evidence.

Police say although one person is still not been detained, there is no credible threat to public safety as this appears to be an isolated and targeted incident by people known to the victim.

No other information was released.