Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2015                                                        

Lieutenant Dave Shaffer
[email protected]

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

On Monday, October 19, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 600 block of W. Beardsley Ave. in Champaign for a reported shooting. During this incident, two individuals were struck by gunfire, including Jeremy O’Neal who succumbed to injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.

After follow-up from several leads and two weeks of investigations, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Kyjuan Dorsey, a 19-year-old male from Urbana, for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Bond was set at $500,000.

On Friday, October 30, 2015, at approximately 9:46 AM, Champaign Police Department Detectives, with the assistance of the United State’s Marshal’s Service, arrested Kyjuan Dorsey in connection with the October 19th shooting.

While an arrest has been made, this investigation remains active. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545, or Crime Stoppers at 373-8477 (TIPS).

The Champaign Police Department reminds citizens that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is anonymous.  Crime Stoppers calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes that information to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded.

Anonymous Crime Stoppers 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 an arrest.


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