On October 31, 2021, at approximately 12:26 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers observed several vehicles departing the scene and individuals fleeing on foot before locating Brandon Kelly, 20, of Champaign, with multiple gunshot wounds. Champaign Police Officers rendered medical aid until Mr. Kelly was transported by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The investigation indicates there had been a large gathering in the parking lot / common area of Parkland Pointe Apartments when Tony Brock, 17, of Champaign, approached Mr. Kelly on foot and shot him multiple times at close range before fleeing on foot.
On January 25, 2022, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Tony Brock, for the offense of Murder with the bond set at $2,000,000. On January 27, 2022, Champaign Police Detectives and the United States Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Mr. Brock in the 400 block of West Curtis Road in Savoy.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the community, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, and United States Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force for its assistance during this investigation.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is on-going, and anyone with information about this incident 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 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.