Shooting Investigation – 4th Street and Beardsley Avenue

On Sept. 5, 2020, at approximately 7:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of 4th Street and Beardsley Avenue for reports of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers discovered 40 shell casings of different caliber near the intersection and located a 25-year-old male victim with potential life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Champaign Police are actively working to identify the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Any resident or business in the nearby areas with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time. Future updates may be provided as they become available.

Anyone who has 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; 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.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.