BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (TCD) -- A 56-year-old man was charged with murder this week after police found a shooting victim wrapped in bedding in the man’s home.
According to the Bloomington Police Department, officers began investigating a shooting that reportedly took place Feb. 8 on the 900 block of West Graham Drive. A caller reportedly contacted 911 at approximately 1:15 a.m., though they "could only provide vague information and refused to identify themselves" or anyone else who might have been present at the time of the shooting. Bloomington Police officers reportedly "attempted to make contact at several residences" on that street but "were unable to locate anything suspicious."
Later that morning, Bloomington Police spoke with two people who "claimed to have knowledge of the shooting." Officers obtained a search warrant for a home on the 900 block of West Graham Drive and came upon Gary O’Bryant, who was napping on the couch when police arrived. During their search, officers "located evidence that indicated that someone had be injured" inside O’Bryant’s residence.
As they continued their search, officers reportedly found a deceased man inside the bedroom. According to Bloomington Police’s statement, the victim "had been wrapped in several blankets that were bound with rope."
An autopsy determined the victim, identified only as a 29-year-old male, died from a gunshot wound. O’Bryant was initially booked on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and failure to report a dead body. Investigators reportedly discovered enough probable cause to charge O’Bryant with murder.