Homicide Investigation- 500 Block East Beardsley Avenue

On June 5, 2021, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Fifth Street and Beardsley Avenue for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 17-year-old male seated in a vehicle. Officers learned the victim had sustained life-threatening injuries during this event and was
transported to a local hospital for treatment. The victim would later succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was seated in a vehicle when multiple rounds were fired in the direction of his vehicle, fatally striking the victim. Police processed the scene and the investigation continues. No arrests have been made at this time. 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 with police. 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.