Arrests Made in Investigation into June 11, 2023, Fight, Stabbing

Two men have been arrested following an investigation into an early morning fight and stabbing on S. Neil Street. Champaign Police were dispatched at 1:26 a.m. on June 11, 2023, to the 100-block of S. Neil Street for a report of a shooting with injury. On scene, officers found a 21-year-old female victim from Champaign with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the arm and a 21-year-old male victim from Champaign with a potentially life-threatening stab wound to the back. Officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered medical aid until the victims could be transported to an area hospital.

The investigation indicated that this incident started as an argument inside the premises of a nearby business before spilling into the street, where a large fight erupted. During the altercation, 23-year-old Sergio Sosa of Rantoul, Illinois, is alleged to have produced a knife and stabbed the male victim. Sosa was arrested on June 11 on pending charges including Aggravated Battery. Additionally, 22-year-old Junior Molinero of Arthur, Illinois, has been identified as an aggressor in the fight and arrested pending charges for Mob Action.

Although arrests have been made, the investigation remains ongoing. 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; 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.