On February 12, 2022, at approximately 2:07 p.m., Champaign Police were called for a report of shots fired at Marketplace Mall, 2000 N. Neil Street.
Upon police arrival, officers learned that a physical altercation between a male and female subject started inside the building near the food court and moved to the parking lot. During the altercation, Diamond Mitchell, 22, of Urbana, produced a firearm and fired one shot, striking a 19-year-old male involved in the altercation in the leg. Officers provided immediate aid until the victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Mitchell was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Champaign County Correctional Center. No other injuries were reported. A loaded firearm was recovered on scene by officers.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional 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 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.