Additional Charges Filed in November 4, 2022, Homicide Investigation

Charges have been filed against a second man following an investigation into a homicide on Elm Street in early November 2022. On November 4, 2022, Champaign Police were dispatched at 4:52 p.m. to the 1100-Block of N. Elm Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. Shortly after officers arrived at the scene, 18-year-old Nizeri Carter of Champaign arrived at an area hospital by personal transport. Carter had sustained multiple gunshots and succumbed to her injuries a short time later.

As a result of continued police investigation, on December 14, 2022, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Thomas Woodson, 16, of Urbana, as an adult with four counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, and one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Previously, on November 29, 2022, 17-year-old Keshawn Brown from Champaign was also charged as an adult with multiple counts of Murder in relation to this case. Both men remain in custody awaiting trial.

The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in investigating this incident.

Even though charges have been filed, 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; 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.