Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

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

On November 4, 2016, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of N. Third St. in Champaign for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located a residence where a party had taken place and found a 17-year-old female who sustained a serious gunshot wound to her upper body. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Shortly after, officers at the crime scene were also notified that a second gunshot victim from the party, a 47-year-old male, had arrived at a local hospital by private vehicle.

Throughout this investigation, Detectives reviewed various pieces of evidence associated with the incident, which resulted in the identification and subsequent arrest warrant for suspect, 23-year-old Daytreon D. Pettis of Urbana.

Today, at approximately 9:45 AM, Champaign Police Detectives arrested Pettis at a private residence in the 1300 block of Dublin St. in Urbana. Pettis is charged for the offenses of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. He is currently in custody at the Champaign County Correctional Center pending arraignment. Bond on the warrant is set at $250,000.

This investigation is ongoing and Champaign Police Detectives ask that anyone with information related to this incident to please contact the Champaign Police 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 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 persons responsible for this crime.