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UPDATE: 1 arrested in Normal in aggrvated robbery incident

Normal Police responded to the shooting near N. Main Street and W. Willow Street.
Normal Police responded to the shooting near N. Main Street and W. Willow Street.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 7:50 AM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 12:49 PM CDT
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UPDATE 12:36 P.M. - Normal Police say one person was arrested - a man from Chicago - in what police say was an aggravated robbery incident.

Malik Alexander-Romello Wilson, 23, was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated robbery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and criminal trespass to vehicle.

Officers responding to the scene at the intersection of Main and Willow noticed a white SUV leaving the area at a high rate of speed according to a release.

Police say that SUV was stolen out of Chicago - during an aggravated vehicular hijacking on May 22.

Alexander-Romello Wilson was the first of two suspects initially placed into custody following a short foot pursuit.

The second suspect was found, interviewed at the police department and later released pending further investigation.

Officers located spent shell casings near the alleyway at 300 North Main and was able to speak to a victim who was uninjured.

A loaded Springfield handgun with a loaded magazine was located in the SUV and seized as evidence.

Charges are pending review by the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about this case or any other crimes should contact the Normal Police Department at 309-454-9535.

NORMAL (WEEK) - At least two people were taken into custody after a shots fired incident near Illinois State University early Wednesday morning.

Normal Police responded to the area of N. Main Street and W. Willow Street around 12:38 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they found evidence of a shooting.

No one was hurt.

Multiple people were taken into custody for questioning, but no charges have been filed, according to the department.

This is considered an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.

The shooting prompted the university to issue a campus safety alert Wednesday morning. The alert was lifted about two hours later.

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