Update on Homicide Investigation: One Arrest Made, Homicide Investigation Continues

One suspect, Devon D. Craig, 37, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. Craig was arrested in Chicago on June 28, 2014, by the Chicago Police and US Marshals on a Champaign County warrant for Armed Habitual Career Criminal. The bond was set at $500,000.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at approximately 5:50 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 1500 Hedge Road. Upon arrival, police found one victim with several gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as Allen M. Redding, 26, of Champaign. Mr. Redding later died as a result of his injuries.

During the investigation, police have identified one of the suspects as Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign. A Champaign County arrest warrant for Hopkins has been issued with the bond set at $500,000. The warrant is for Aggravated Discharge Firearm – a Class 1 felony and Aggravated Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon – a Class 2 felony.

Champaign Police have also obtained a Champaign County arrest warrant for Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign in connection to this homicide. The warrant is for Armed Habitual Criminal, a Class X felony and Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon, a Class 2 felony. The bond for this warrant has been set at $750,000.

The Champaign Police are continuing to follow up on investigative leads and are working to obtain information for additional charges in this case.

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: www.373tips.com or by texting keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).