Charges have been filed after the Champaign Police Department made an arrest related to a Friday afternoon shooting investigation. On September 30, 2022, at approximately 1:51 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of W. White Street for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located a 22-year-old Champaign man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Responding officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered medical aid until the victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.
The investigation indicated that the victim was having an argument with 19-year-old Qwonn Walls of Champaign when the suspect produced a firearm, shooting the victim in the leg before fleeing the scene. Officers located Walls on Saturday, October 1 and he was arrested at that time. Walls was arraigned today on a charge of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, a Class X Felony.
The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance in investigating this incident.
Even though an arrest has been made, the investigation remains ongoing and it is still believed that eyewitnesses and video evidence could be of investigative significance. Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information 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.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.