On August 5, 2022, at approximately 2:16 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 400 block of North Prairie Street for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers found a 28-year-old male Urbana resident with a non-life-threatening injury to his leg. They immediately rendered medical aid until an ambulance could arrive. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had a disagreement with another subject in an area near an apartment complex when the offender fired a shot from a weapon, striking the victim in his right leg. The offender, a 25-year-old Champaign man was located nearby by officers. He was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, pending formal charges. A search warrant was executed by officers at a nearby apartment and a handgun was recovered.
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance. The investigation is ongoing and 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 373tips.com; 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.
Crime Stoppers will pay cash rewards of $5,000 for tips that lead to an arrest in any homicide case, $2,500 for tips leading to an arrest in a felony crime involving a firearm, and up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any other crime.