Bloomington police update: 23-year-old arrested in connection with July 27 killing

In a Thursday news release, Bloomington police reported that a 23-year-old man, described as a “transient,” has been arrested in connection with the July 27 shooting death of a Kinser Flats resident on the city’s north side.

The news release says that Kendrick Q. Webb was arrested in Melrose Park, Illinois, which is just west of Chicago, but still in Cook County.

Webb has been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

It was Bloomington police detectives working with members of the United States Marshals Service who took Webb into custody without incident on Aug. 10 around 2:30 p.m., the news release says.

Webb was then taken to the Cook County jail, where he waits for transport to Monroe County.

According to the news release, detectives used “a variety of investigative techniques” to determine that Webb had fled to the Chicago area.

Based on the BPD news release from two weeks ago, the shooting took place in the Kinser Flats housing complex in the very early morning hours of July 27. Police found the victim, who had an apparent gunshot wound, and tried to resuscitate him. Those efforts continued when an ambulance crew arrived. According to the news release, the man was then determined to be deceased.

Police used footage from surveillance cameras to help establish a suspect so that his identity could be  sought.