Bloomington man arrested for attempting to convert firearm into automatic weapon

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Javares Hudson(25 News)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 4:28 PM CST
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BLOOMINGTON (25 NEWS) - A Bloomington man was arrested on multiple weapons violations after being escorted to the emergency room and attempting to destroy a “fully automatic switch kit” while being treated by medical staff.

Bloomington Police say this kit can convert a firearm into an automatic weapon.

Javares L. Hudson, 21, of Bloomington, was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon - felon possession - use machine gun and unlawful use of a weapon - machine gun - automatic weapon.

Hudson was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, released, then taken to the McLean County Jail.

Bond requested was $500,000. He must post $50,000 to leave the jail.

Police say that at around 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 23, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of North Main Street for a call of shots fired.

They learned that a shooting had occurred during a fight.

A window of a tavern in the 600 block of North Main Street was damaged by the gunfire.

During the investigation, officers located a vehicle that had fled the scene. Officers made contact with the occupants and learned that the passenger, Hudson, had injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.

The circumstances behind the shooting are still under investigation, no other arrests related to the shooting have been made, no additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information should contact BPD Detective Tyrel Klein at 309-434-2366 or

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