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Bloomington police investigating shooting after 26-year-old man killed

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 13:05:18-05

BLOOMINGTON — Two people have been charged after a Bloomington man was shot and killed on Oct. 26 after three people he invited into a house attempted to rob him, police said.

According to information from the Bloomington Police Department, officers were called just after 8:30 p.m. to the 1600 block of North Willis Drive after dispatchers received multiple reports of several shots fired.

Police found an unresponsive 26-year-old man, who had a gunshot wound to the chest, on the front porch of a house. Medics transported the man to IU Health Bloomington where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses told investigators the victim invited three males to the house who attempted to rob him. Several gunshots were fired during the robbery, and the suspects fled before officers arrived, according to Bloomington police.

On Oct. 28, Jamal McFadden, 24, of Indianapolis, was arrested after he came to the Bloomington Police Department to get his vehicle, according to police. He told police in Indianapolis his vehicle was stolen on Oct. 26 from a gas station parking lot.

Bloomington police investigators determined this information was not accurate and he was in Bloomington at the time of the shooting.

On Nov. 24, police arrested Keshawn Bess, 23, of Indianapolis, in connection to the incident, according to Bloomington police.

McFadden and Bess are charged with murder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, according to police and online court records.

The victim's identity has not been released. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Detective Chris Scott at 812-349-3382.