Champaign Police have identified Jerry D. Exum (pictured), 30, of Champaign, as the suspect in an Oct. 5, 2019, shooting investigation and are now enlisting public support to help locate him.
On Oct. 5, 2019, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the parking lot of a private business in the 1900 block of West Bradley Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police discovered a 25-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police rendered aid to the victim who was ultimately transported to the hospital. A short time later, police were notified a second victim, a 32-year-old male, arrived at an area hospital via private vehicle with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Both victims are expected to survive the shooting.
In connection to the shooting, an arrest warrant has been issued for Exum for the offense of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $500,000.
Exum is described as a black male, 6 feet 5 inches tall and approximately 220 pounds with brown eyes.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance during this investigation.
Anyone who may have information on this shooting or Exum’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements may be made for information to be shared privately. If you wish to remain anonymous you 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 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.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.