Shooting Investigation – E Beardsley Avenue/N Fourth Street

On Feb. 7, 2021, at approximately 5:28 a.m., Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for the report of a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, officers learned a 48-year-old male arrived at the hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left leg.

Preliminary information suggests the victim was walking in the area of E Beardsley Avenue and N Fourth Street when he was struck by gunfire.

Any resident or business in the nearby area 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.

Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information 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.

Citizens are reminded 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.