Champaign Police Seek Identified Suspect in Shooting Incident

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


On October 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 PM, Champaign Police responded to 701 N. Neil St. in Champaign for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, and determined that no one had been injured. Throughout this investigation, Detectives have reviewed various pieces of information and evidence, resulting in the identification of suspect, 26-year-old Kevin B. Cooper Jr., of Champaign.



On November 9, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Cooper for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Bond on the warrant is set at $250,000.


Champaign Police Detectives ask that anyone with information relating to this incident, or the whereabouts of Kevin Cooper, 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) or online at 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.