BPD Makes Arrest In Main Street Shooting

May 19, 2017

Officers said they captured Fredd Mitchell after a lengthy foot chase.
Credit Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police said they have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a shooting on Main Street last weekend.

The department said its Vice, Street Crime, K-9, Patrol, and Criminal Investigation units combined in a lengthy foot chase to catch 28-year old Fredd (correct spelling) Mitchell.

Mitchell is booked into the McLean County Jail on counts of Armed Habitual Criminal, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon in connection with the Sunday morning incident in the 600 block of Main Street.   

A 34-year old man was wounded in both legs in that incident.

Police said community response to the release of a video helped secure the arrest.

Police are still investigating shootings with injuries on Springfield Road April 27th and near Miller Park May 4th.

WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution.