Arrest made in June 2, 2021, Shooting Investigation

On June 2, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1800 block of Joanne Lane for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male suffering from a single life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim remains in critical condition. The investigation revealed the shooting was the result of drive by.

As the investigation progressed, Champaign Police developed information to identify the suspect as Charman Brown, 18, of Champaign. An arrest warrant was obtained by the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $1 million.

Earlier today, at approximately 11 a.m., in a cooperative effort between the Champaign Police Department, the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force, and the United States Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, officers located and arrested Brown in the 1400 block of Joanne Lane. He was arrested without incident.

Brown was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Center where he will await future court proceedings.

Although an arrest has been made, the investigation remains ongoing. 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. 

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.