Suspects Sought in Local Shooting

Champaign Police Detectives have identified two suspects in the shooting that occurred near Clock and Bellefontaine Streets on April 24, 2012.

After an extensive investigation, warrants were issued today for the arrest of Jamonte R. Hill and Marcquaz D. Hopkins.

Marcquaz D. Hopkins

Marcquaz D. Hopkins
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 185 lbs
Age: 22
Charge: Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm
Bond: $500,000

Jamonte R. Hill

Jamonte R. Hill
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 125 lbs
Age: 17
Charges: Attempt Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure
and Aggravated Battery with Firearm
Bond: $1,000,000

The shooting occurred on April 24, 2012, at approximately 7:45 p.m., near the intersection of Clock and Bellefontaine Streets. Witnesses report seeing the passenger of a dark-colored vehicle approach a 23 and 27 year-old male and fire multiple rounds at the two male victims.

Both were treated at Carle Hospital for gunshot injuries.

Anyone with information about this crime can contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545, or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS.) Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest of any suspects involved in this case.