Investigation into Friday Morning Shooting Leads to Arrest

Shooting Suspect, Alonzo Jarrell

Today, at approximately 10:21a.m., Champaign Police learned a 26-year-old male victim arrived at OSF Hospital in Urbana with a gunshot wound to an extremity following a reported shooting in the 2100 block of W. White Street. Police would later find evidence – including multiple shell casings – confirming the shooting. The injury to the victim was not life-threatening.

The preliminary investigation revealed this was not a random act of violence.

As the investigation progressed, police identified 53-year-old Alonzo Jarrell (pictured) as the shooting suspect. Jarrell was arrested without incident by Champaign Police at approximately 2:10 p.m. near the 2000 block of N. Neil Street. He was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center where he is awaiting future court proceedings.

Although an arrest has been made, this is still an active investigation. Any individual with information related to this incident is asked to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made 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.