On October 8, 2020, at approximately 2:06 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3000 block of West William Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 29-year-old male laying in the middle of the roadway suffering from multiple, life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was believed to be on foot when the suspect(s) approached, fired multiple times striking him in the upper torso and then fled the scene. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made at this time. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
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.
Police request anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to please call 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.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.