On June 19, 2022, at approximately 1:48 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of W. Bloomington Road for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds and immediately started rendering medical aid. A male victim, identified as 18-year-old Prentiss Jackson, Jr, of Champaign, was found in a vehicle having suffered multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Two female victims also suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the legs.
An investigation by the Champaign Police Department indicated that an impromptu gathering had started in the parking lot of an area business just minutes prior to the incident. All three victims were in or near the same vehicle at the time that the shooting occurred. In the confusion following the shooting incident, a female subject in the lot was struck by a vehicle, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.
On June 30, 2022, Champaign Police joined officers from the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force to arrest Quentin Hymon, 20, of Champaign, for his involvement in this incident. Hymon faces a charge of Murder. He remains in the custody of the Champaign County Correctional Center, awaiting arraignment and trial.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service for their assistance during this investigation.
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.