Today, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Champaign Police arrested 26-year-old Kayon Toy of Champaign, Illinois, for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the July 19 shooting that took place in the 1600 block of Sheffield Road.
On the evening of July 19, at approximately 8 p.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Sheffield Road after reports of gun fire. Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple rounds had been fired into a house that was occupied by several individuals, including children. The shooting did not result in any serious injury and no emergency medical intervention was needed. Following police investigation, Toy was identified as a suspect in the shooting.
This afternoon, Champaign Police attempted to stop a vehicle near Paula Drive and Joanne Lane. The vehicle fled and ultimately crashed near the 1200 block of Joanne Lane. Two unidentified occupants were observed running from the vehicle on foot. The investigation then led Champaign Police Officers, Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force Officers and U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force members to a house in the 1100 block of Joanne Lane where Toy was located and arrested without incident. He was then transported to the Champaign County Jail.
A second subject, 22-year-old Johnnie M. Holbrook of Champaign, was also arrested during this incident for an outstanding warrant in connection with an Urbana home invasion investigation.
Champaign Police are still actively investigating this crime and ask anyone who may have information, or anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting, to please contact Champaign Police Investigations at 217-351-4545.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
Champaign Police reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.