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Coroner identifies victim in Monday's homicide

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Bloomington Police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man on Monday as a homicide.
Updated: January 26, 2022 at 10:49 AM CST
This story has been updated to include the victim's identity.

The victim in Monday's homicide in Bloomington has been identified.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has identified Timothy Q. Manns of Bloomington as the person shot to death Monday evening in an apartment on West Jefferson Street. The preliminary autopsy report indicates that Manns died from a gunshot wound. He was 29.

Bloomington Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

BPD officer John Fermon said police were called to the 600 block of West Jefferson Street around 7:30 p.m. for a report of a person who had been shot. Fermon said officers found the man with an apparent gunshot wound in an apartment.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder pronounced the man dead at the scene about 8:45 p.m.

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Bloomington Police Department officer John Fermon said it appears Monday's shooting was not a random act.

Fermon said no arrests have been made and police have no suspect information to release at this time. He added while the investigation is still early, the shooting does not appear to have been a random act.

“Just for community safety, we don’t have any information that we would believe this attack or another homicide will occur right now,” said Fermon, indicating no other injuries were reported.

“I am saddened by this unnecessary loss of life and I send my condolences to the victim’s family,” BPD chief Jamal Simington said in a statement. “If anyone has information related to this senseless act or any other, please reach out to us.”

Police ask anyone with information to call detective Paul Jones at (309) 434-2548 or at pjones@cityblm.org or contact detective Pedro Diaz at (309) 434-2532 or at pdiaz@cityblm.org.

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