Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, [email protected]

Champaign Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident

On May 23, 2015 at approximately 7:11PM, Champaign Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Hedge Road for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim that had sustained multiple gun shot wounds. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital where he remains in serious condition. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Champaign Police Detectives identified Diego R. Christmon as a suspect in this incident.

On Sunday, May 24, 2015, Champaign Police Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Diego R. Christmon, a 25-year-old male from Champaign for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Bond on the warrant is set at $2,000,000.

The Champaign Police Department asks that anyone with information relating to the incident, or the whereabouts of Diego R. Christmon to contact the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at 217-351-4545.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the tip 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 phone at: 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 this crime.

Diego Christmon