Joshua David Huber, who was had joined his brother Zachary in visiting a cousin and a friend before the 11:48 p.m. incident unfolded Saturday, suffered a single gunshot wound in the home invasion robbery. He died a short time later at Bloomington Hospital.
Huber died from a single gunshot to the right side of his chest, Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer reported. The weapon used was reportedly a small-caliber handgun.
Occupants of the Bloomington home at 2600 E. Dekist St. told police they were casually visiting and watching television when five men burst into the house, demanding money and drugs.
The intruders, described as black males wearing hooded clothing with bandannas tied around their faces, reportedly pistol-whipped and beat some of the victims.
The only shot fired in the incident was the one that fatally wounded Joshua Huber.
His brother, Zachary, was reportedly pistol-whipped, struck over the head with a wine bottle and beaten by fists, but still attempted to save his brother by administering CPR, according to victims' statements.
Bloomington Police detectives believe that the selection of the home at the corner of Dekist Street and Overhill Drive for a robbery was not a random act.
An iPhone and $60 in cash were stolen from one victim.
While Zachary Huber was hit in the face and clubbed over the back of the head with a bottle, a second man was struck on the left side of his face with a fist.
A third man was reportedly kicked four times in the head, while the neck of a fourth man was scratched where a knife was pressed against it. He was also struck in the face with an unknown object.
Authorities Monday called upon the resources of the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) with a dog handler and a police dog that specializes in tracking cell phones assisting police in searching for the stolen cell phone in the area surrounding the scene of the crime.
Police, however, have not found the cell phone.
Funeral services for Joshua David Huber will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.