Champaign Police Make an Arrest Following Homicide Investigation


Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | [email protected]


On Friday, April 10, 2015, at approximately 6:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired near the area of Fourth St. and Beardsley Ave.  As officers were arriving at this location, another dispatch advised that a gunshot victim had just arrived at Presence Hospital.  The victim, a 27-year-old male, later succumbed to injuries from an apparent gunshot wound. The Champaign County Coroner has identified the victim as Arsenio P. Carter of Champaign.


Champaign Police Department Detectives actively investigated this incident throughout the night and developed information leading to the identification of a person believed to be responsible for the shooting of Mr. Carter. The Champaign County State’s Attorney Office obtained an arrest warrant for David Beverly, a 28-year-old male from Champaign, on preliminary charges of First Degree Murder.  Bond was set at $1,000,000.


Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Beverly at approximately 1:59 AM on April 11, 2015 in the 600 Block of E. University without incident or injury. He was ultimately transported to the Champaign County Jail pending court proceedings and is scheduled to be formally arraigned on Monday.


Shootings in the Champaign-Urbana community have heightened significantly.  Police ask that anyone with additional information about this crime or other area shootings please contact the Champaign Police Department at (217) 351-4545.


CPD also reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is 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.  Anonymous tips can be shared by the following: phone: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.


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