Shooting Suspects Wanted

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating the suspects pictured below. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, of Champaign, are both wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting that occurred on June 7, 2013, in the 1100 block of Mimosa. A warrant was issued for their arrest on June 10, 2013, and a bond has been set at $1,000,000.00.

QWANTRELL L. AYERS                       KEVIN I. AKINS

QWANTRELL L. AYRES                       KEVIN I. AKINS
Age: 23                                             Age: 22
Height: 6’02”                                    Height: 5’09”
Weight: 170 lbs                                Weight: 165lbs

Detectives are still investing these shootings and anticipate additional arrests being made. The public is urged to contact law enforcement with information. Information can be reported to 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 leading to an arrest.