Champaign Police were dispatched at 8:50 p.m. on February 12, 2023, to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive to assist medical providers already on scene. Upon arrival, officers located a 27-year-old Champaign man and were interviewing him regarding a battery incident when they saw that he was bleeding. Following an inspection, the man was found to have a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
The initial investigation indicates that the victim was outside his residence when he was battered and shot by an unknown subject. Officers processed the scene for physical evidence and continue to canvass the surrounding area for witnesses and video footage that may be of investigative assistance. Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. 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 please call 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.