Today, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives with the assistance of the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Jaquaveon Faust (pictured), 22, of Champaign, in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old David Sankey.
On Aug. 28, 2018, at approximately 8:31 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Paula Drive and Larkspur Lane after receiving reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police found a teenage male, later identified as Mr. Sankey, suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to Carle Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Champaign Police developed information which led to a court authorized arrest warrant for the offense of Murder for Faust. He was apprehended in the 2000 block of N Mattis Avenue without incident. Faust was transported to the Champaign County Jail where he is awaiting future court proceedings. Bond on the warrant was set at $2 million.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its continued assistance during this investigation. Faust is the second suspect arrested in the homicide investigation. On May 2, 19-year-old Darrion White was apprehended for his connection in Mr. Sankey’s homicide. He was also charged with Murder.
Although an arrest has been made, 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 www.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.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.