UPDATE: Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Reported Shooting


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

UPDATE:  Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Reported Shooting

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at approximately 5:00 PM, Champaign Police responded to Carle Hospital to investigate a shooting that occurred at an undetermined location in Champaign.  The victim, a 38-year-old female, remains hospitalized in serious condition.

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Champaign Police Detectives continued the investigation into this incident. As a result, Champaign Police Detectives arrested 39-year-old Shantell B. Brown of Champaign. Brown was arrested for the preliminary offense of Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and was taken to the Champaign County Correctional Center.

The Champaign Police continue to ask that anyone who may have heard or may have been witness to the circumstances surrounding this incident, to please contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545.

Citizens are reminded that crime information can also be submitted 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 www.373tips.com; 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.