Update: In relation to the early morning shooting today, 21-year-old Isaiah Ramos has been apprehended by Bloomington Police on charges of murder. Another individual was also shot during the incident. According to BPD, Ramos was refused entry into a house party due to carrying a firearm, leading to his frustration and subsequent decision to open fire.
On December 3rd, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers with the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 500 Block of S. Park Ave. in reference to a weapons related call. Upon arrival, officers located multiple people in the area that were exiting a large house party. Bystanders advised officers that someone had been shot.
Officers searched the area and located the victim, a 23 year-old Bloomington man, who had a gunshot wound to his chest.
Officers immediately began life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful and the victim died from his injuries.
Officers also located another 19 year-old Bloomington man with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators that a larger-build white male wearing a pink shirt with facial hair produced a handgun and began firing the weapon into a crowd at the party.
This information was disseminated to all officers and a trooper with the Indiana State Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly thereafter with a passenger that matched the description of the shooter.
The man matching the suspect description was identified as Isaiah Ramos (21, Linton). A handgun was located inside the vehicle and all three occupants were detained and transported to the Bloomington Police Department for interviews.
Detectives responded to the scene of the shooting and interviewed multiple witnesses.
It was learned that Ramos and the other two passengers in the vehicle were denied entry into the party because one of the individuals had a visible handgun in their waistband.
The three men demanded entry into the party and a physical altercation ensued which made its way into a nearby alley. At that time, witnesses stated that they observed Ramos, who was wearing a pink sweater, begin firing a handgun into the crowd.
One of the men that was a passenger in the vehicle stopped by ISP advised investigators that he believed he had been shot, but he did not have any injuries. At the conclusion of the interviews, Isaiah Joseph Deleson Ramos (DOB 7/25/2002) was transported to the Monroe County Jail and remanded on the following preliminary charges:
• Murder, a Felony
• Criminal Recklessness, Level 5 Felony
This investigation remains active and no further information is available for release at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Rob Shrake at (812)339-4477.