A week after a 20-year-old Bloomington man was shot and killed on the city’s west side, there have been no arrests in the case and police have released little information about what happened.
Egerton Dover was shot and killed around 4:45 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 800 block of West Jefferson Street, authorities said. His obituary said that was his residence. Dover, a 2016 University High School graduate, is the ninth person killed by gunfire in Bloomington-Normal in 2018, police said. Ten others have been shot but survived.
Bloomington Police issued a statement Wednesday—first on Facebook and then to the media—saying no new information was available.
“We strive to keep the public informed while maintaining the integrity of ongoing investigations. However, at this time we do not have any additional information to release on the Egerton Dover homicide,” police said. “Our detectives are working tirelessly investigating this incident. Releasing any additional information could be detrimental to the investigation.”
Police spokesperson John Fermon said they’ve received significant social media interest in the case.
He declined to answer questions about whether the public at large was at risk, or if police believed Dover was the victim of a targeted attack.
Dover was enrolled at Heartland Community College and worked at a cell phone store, according to his obituary. While at U-High, he ran track, played football, and was in the school orchestra.
Anyone with information about Dover’s death is asked to contact BPD Detective Steve Fanelli at (309) 434-2457 or Detective Jared Roth at (309) 434-2379. To remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.
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