The Champaign Police Department has made an arrest in a July 14, 2022, shooting death investigation, officially ruling it a Homicide. 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 34-year-old Latoya Gwin of Champaign unresponsive with a life-threatening gunshot wound and immediately rendered medical aid. She was transported to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
The initial investigation indicated that Ms. Gwin was a resident of the premises and was engaged in a domestic dispute with her father when a firearm was discharged, and she was struck. Detectives assigned to the case followed best practices for the preservation and review of evidence from the scene, and on September 12, investigators discovered new evidence that contradicted initial statements from involved parties, leading to an arrest.
On September 13, 2022, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office arraigned Raymond Gwin, Sr., 69, of Champaign on four counts of Murder. Gwin remains in the custody of the Champaign County Correctional Center, awaiting trial.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office 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.