Arrest Warrant Issued in Homicide Investigation

On May 5, 2019, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to an apartment complex parking lot in the 400 block of Edgebrook Dr. following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old male victim, later identified as Scott Roth, who had sustained life-threatening injuries. Mr. Roth was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Isaiah CainChampaign Police developed information which led to a court authorized arrest warrant for First Degree Murder for 28-year old Isaiah Depriest Cain (pictured above) of Champaign. Cain is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Bond on the warrant was set at $2,000,000. Information suggests Cain may have cut his dreadlocks in an attempt to alter his appearance. Cain is also known to have sustained a recent hand injury and may have a cast on his arm.

Although a warrant has been issued, this is still an active investigation. Anyone with information related to the shooting is encouraged to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545. Police will arrange to speak privately with you.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; 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.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.