On February 13, 2021, at approximately 6:21 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1900 block of Southwood Drive after receiving a 911 call indicating there was a female at a residence needing help. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old female with a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The preliminary investigation suggests a domestic disturbance occurred and the victim was shot in the leg by her ex-boyfriend.
Police have arrested Lamont Jackson, a 47-year-old male from Urbana, for his reported involvement in this incident. Jackson was taken into custody at the residence without incident and is being held at the Champaign County Correctional Center on preliminary charges of Home Invasion, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Domestic Battery, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. A firearm, magazine, and ammunition were recovered on scene by officers.
Champaign Police are actively investigating this incident and 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 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.