UPDATE: Police Request Community Assistance in Fatal Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance from residents that live in the area between Kirby to Springfield Avenue, and between Duncan and Kenwood Road.

If any resident has exterior home camera surveillance systems, please contact the police department. It is believed video footage between the hours of midnight-3 a.m. may be of investigative assistance. Police are especially interested in residents with home surveillance systems near the area of Centennial and Sangamon Drive.

On October 14, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old male who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The victim was found inside a private residence.

Police continue to process evidence from the scene and are actively investigating the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the police department. We will arrange to speak privately with you. The Champaign Police Department may be reached at 217-351-4545. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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