Death Investigation – 400 Block of E Beardsley Avenue

On July 14, 2022, at approximately 5:14 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of E. Beardsley Avenue for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a 34-year-old female from Champaign unresponsive with a life-threatening gunshot wound and immediately rendered medical aid. The woman was transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The initial investigation indicates that the woman was a resident of the premises, and was engaged in a domestic dispute when a firearm was discharged and she was struck. This is believed to be an isolated incident, and no additional threat is posed to the community. No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available.

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.

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