Ross Johnson, Malcolm Johnson and Dartaveon Miles are charged in connection with a shooting at Bloomington on Oct. 14. (Photo courtesy McLean County Jail)
By Eric Stock
Bond has been doubled to $1 million for a man from Normal accused in a shooting at a Bloomington apartment early Sunday morning.
McLean County judge Mike Stroh raised 20-year-old Ross Johnson's bond after prosecutors added charges of aggravated battery with a firearm. Johnson was already charged with attempted murder and home invasion stemming from an incident in which four people were shot.
Three of the people who were shot remain hospitalized, while a fourth person was grazed by a bullet and did not go the hospital.
Shaneica Mack, 18, of Bloomington is in stable condition at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after being shot in the chest, stomach and leg. Preston Bellamy, 18, of Bloomington is in critical but stable condition at OSF St. Francis. Kwaan Mason, 21, of Bloomington is in stable condition at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. He was shot in the posterior.
Johnson and two others were reportedly asked to leave a party on Gettysburg Drive. An argument broke out when the men returned and shots were fired. Johnson's 19-year-old brother, Malcolm Johnson, of Normal has been charged with home invasion and aggravated battery. His bond has been set at $500,000. Dartaveon Miles, 18, of Bloomington was charged with home invasion and obstruction of justice. His bond was set at $200,000.
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