On May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:07 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Drive for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located thirteen spent casings in the roadway and damage to one residence in the 1400 block of Sunset Drive. No other damage or injuries were reported.
As the investigation progressed, Champaign Police developed information to identify the suspect in the shooting as Tyrone Gordon, a 21-year-old male. On June 8, 2021, Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force investigators obtained a search warrant for Gordon’s residence in the 400 block of Edgebrook Drive, Champaign.
On June 9, 2021, at approximately 6:03 a.m., the search warrant was served at the residence where Gordon was taken into custody without incident. Gordon was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation reference a Burglary case. He was also arrested on preliminary charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Possession of Less than Five Cannabis Plants. Gordon was transported to the Champaign County Satellite Jail where he is awaiting future court proceedings.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the community and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for its assistance during this investigation.
Although an arrest has been made, the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can 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.