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BLOOMINGTON — Two Decatur men were arrested Monday in the Dec. 5 shooting death of Egerton Dover of Bloomington.

Anthony Grampsas, 18, and Tyjuan Bruce, 20, were arrested at 11:45 a.m. Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service in Decatur on warrants charging them in Dover's death. They were transferred to McLean County jail.

"While arrests have been made, the Bloomington Police Department still considers this an ongoing investigation. Therefore, additional information will not be disclosed at this time," police said in a prepared statement.

Police were called about 4:41 a.m. Dec. 5 to 816 W. Jefferson St. after a report that someone had been shot. Dover, 20, later was pronounced dead at the scene by McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder.

He died of multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

His death was the 11th homicide in Bloomington-Normal in 2018.

As police investigated through the day, word of Dover's death spread among his friends and plans for a vigil that afternoon emerged.  

“He surrounded himself with a lot of support, a lot of positivity,” said Trevoun McGee, Dover's friend of nine years. “He never came in negative; you’d never see him not smiling. He had a bright smile.”

McGee planned the vigil quickly, spreading the word on Facebook before the McLean County coroner’s office released Dover’s name late that afternoon.

“Somebody like that leaving my life — it hurt,” he said. “I wanted people to come together and let everybody know that’s the type of person he was.”

Dover, a graduate of University High School in Normal, was genuine, honest and outgoing and always wanted to make sure everyone around him was happy, McGee said, and that was reflected in the crowd at the vigil.

Dover played football for the U High Pioneers. He graduated in 2016 and went on to record music videos and take photos for aspiring musicians in the area.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Detective Steve Fanelli at 309-434-2457 or sfanelli@cityblm.org or Detective Jared Roth at 309-434-2379 or jroth@cityblm.org.

If you want to remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


 

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