Homicide Investigation – 2500 Block of West Springfield Avenue

Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Avenue at 7:06 p.m. on July 3, 2023, for a report of a shooting with injuries. On-scene, officers located a 27-year-old Champaign man unresponsive inside an apartment from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics responded and the male was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that evidence of gunfire was located on an apartment door, which led to police being called. While conducting a check welfare at the apartment, officers located the man displaying visible signs of a gunshot wound. This incident is being investigated as a homicide. Officers continue to canvass the apartment complex and 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.