On June 25, 2020, at approximately 12:58 p.m., Champaign Police arrested Carlos Jones, 18, of Champaign, without incident at the intersection of White Street and Country Fair Drive for his alleged involvement in the shooting of two 16-year-old males on June 23. A firearm was recovered during his arrest. Jones was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center where he is awaiting future court proceedings.
On June 23, 2020, at approximately 3:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to an apartment complex parking lot in the 2100 block of West White Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old male who had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower body. Officers provided medical attention and the victim was ultimately transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
At approximately 4:31 p.m., Officers were alerted a second victim, a 16-year-old male, arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower body.
Although an arrest has been made, this remains an active investigation. Anyone who has additional information about this incident is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous 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.