BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Bloomington Police responded to a shooting early Sunday morning.

At around 2 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of N. Main St., where they learned a shooting occurred during a fight. A window of a nearby tavern was also damaged as a result of the shooting.

During the investigation, police found a vehicle that fled the scene, then later made contact with the occupants. They learned that a passenger had gunshot wounds so he was quickly transported to an area hospital.

While at the hospital, officers learned this passenger was attempting to destroy a “multi-piece auto sear” also known as a “fully automatic switch kit” that can convert a firearm into an automatic weapon, while being treated for his injuries.

As the investigation continued into the “multi-piece auto sear,” Bloomington Police developed probable cause to arrest the passenger, 21-year-old Javares L. Hudson. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, felon possession, use of a machine gun and unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a machine gun and possession of an automatic weapon.

After Hudson was treated for his non-life-threatening injuries, he was released and taken to the McLean
County Jail. Bond requested is $500,000.

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