The Champaign Police Department has made an arrest related to an early morning homicide investigation. Champaign Police were dispatched at 6:08 a.m. on June 4, 2023, to the 600-block of W. Bradley Avenue after a 34-year-old Champaign man arrived at an area hospital with a life-threatening stab wound. At the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
Champaign Police were sent to the man’s address in the 600 block of W. Bradley Avenue, where they located a crime scene. There, the initial investigation indicates that the victim and 43-year-old Taneshia Brooks of Champaign were involved in a domestic dispute when the victim was stabbed. On June 4, 2023, Champaign Police arrested Brooks for her involvement in this incident. She remains in the custody of the Champaign County Correctional Center, awaiting charges.
Officers 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. The investigation remains 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.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.