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Joliet woman arrested in connection with shooting

Kia Joyce Johnson-Gordon, 21, of Joliet, was arrested in connection with an early morning shooting at a hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Kia Joyce Johnson-Gordon, 21, of Joliet, was arrested in connection with an early morning shooting at a hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

BLOOMINGTON, MN. – A Joliet woman was arrested in Bloomington, Minnesota, in connection with the shooting of three people at a hotel early Saturday morning.

Bloomington police received multiple calls shortly after 4 a.m. regarding shots fired at a Comfort Inn, according to a press release. Officers found two men from Chicago in the lobby with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

They were transported to a local hospital. There was also a third man from Chicago who was shot but left the scene before police arrived.

An investigation into the shooting led to the arrest of two adults, Kia Joyce Johnson-Gordon, 21, of Joliet, and Jermaine Cameron Taylor, 28, of Aurora, on charges of second-degree assault.

Police said in the press release that the shooting appeared to be the result of a robbery that targeted a large number of recently purchased cellphones.

An initial press release stated the investigation found that two groups had planned to meet at the hotel lot and that at some point during the meeting shots were fired. A second press release stated the victims stayed the night at the hotel and were loading their vehicle when they were confronted by the suspects.

The latter press release goes on to state the shooting does not appear to be a random act. Both suspects are in custody at the Bloomington Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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