Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in June 22, 2019 Shooting Investigation

Herbert Shah, Shooting Suspect Champaign Police have arrested Herbert Shah (pictured), 26, of Champaign, for his involvement in a recent Champaign-area shooting.

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, police responded to the 500 block of S. Neil Street at approximately 6:57 p.m. following reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the scene and found multiple shell casings and recovered a firearm in the flight path of the suspect. The shooting is believed to have followed a verbal altercation which turned physical in a parking lot outside a local business. No injuries were reported.

Shah is currently awaiting future court proceedings at the Champaign County Correctional Facility.

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; 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.