On Friday, November 13, 2020, at approximately 10:53 a.m., a Champaign Police Detective was conducting a follow-up investigation in the Gerryontae Brown homicide.
While inside an apartment in the 2400 block of North Neil Street gathering information on the homicide, an individual knocked on the door. A resident opened the door and was confronted by a male subject that was armed with a handgun. The Detective immediately acted, verbally ordering the subject to drop his weapon. The armed subject was compliant, and the Detective was able to de-escalate a dangerous situation and arrest the suspect without further incident. Police would later learn the firearm used by the suspect was reported stolen and the offender arrived at the apartment with the intent to retaliate for Brown’s homicide.
The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Kamrion Wilson of Champaign, appeared today in court on preliminary charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Bond was set in the amount of $500,000.
Chief Cobb commended the quick action of the Detective, and reminds the community that retaliation is never the correct answer. He added, “our patrol and investigations divisions continue to work diligently and around the clock to disrupt and prevent gun violence in our neighborhoods, and we must continue to come together as a community to address this complex and urgent problem.”
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the community and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance during these investigations.
Although an arrest has been, these incidents remain 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.