Champaign Police Investigating Afternoon Shots Fired Incident, Two Arrests Made

On April 18, 2021, at approximately 12:42 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3300 block of Fields South Drive after receiving multiple reports of gunfire.  Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene including 11 shell casings in the Health Alliance parking lot in the 3500 block of Fields South Drive. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

The preliminary investigation suggests two adult males were walking towards the nearby Jimmy John’s when they were fired upon by an occupant of a red-colored Kia. The Kia fled the scene, and the suspect(s) that fired upon the two males has not been located.

The two males who were fired upon fled the scene and were additionally seen handling a firearm as they ran to the nearby Hampton Inn hotel. A court-authorized search warrant for two hotel rooms was obtained and resulted in the recovery of one stolen handgun, and a second handgun, both with extended capacity magazines. The two males were placed under arrest for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and are identified as Anthony D. Jamerson, 31, from Champaign, and Jovan S. Saulsberry, 28, from Bourbonnais. Both Jamerson and Saulsberry have been transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center pending future court proceedings.

Although arrests have been made, the investigation is on-going, and police are still seeking information for the individual(s) in the red-colored Kia. Anyone with 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; 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.