On April 11, 2020, at approximately 9:52 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of Edgebrook Drive for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located multiple shell casings to confirm the shots fired report. At approximately 9:59 a.m., Champaign Police were notified a 20-year-old male arrived by private vehicle at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and has since been released.
As the investigation progressed, Champaign Police developed information to identify the suspect in the shooting as a 17-year-old male. On April 12, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant for the juvenile for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $150,000. Champaign Police is not releasing the juvenile’s name.
On April 13, at 12:28 p.m., Champaign Police arrested the 17-year-old in the 2100 block of West Springfield Avenue following a brief foot chase. A gun was located in close proximity to the suspect during the arrest, and he was transported to the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center where he is awaiting future court proceedings.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the community and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance during this investigation.
Although an arrest has been made, the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to please 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 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.