Homicide Investigation – 1700 Block of S. State Street

Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:39 p.m. on July 13, 2023, to the 1700 block of S. State Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found a 20-year-old male victim from Champaign with a potentially life-threatening injury from a gunshot wound and a 21-year-old female victim from Champaign with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Officers immediately rendered medical aid with the assistance of the Champaign Fire Department. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, where the woman remains in stable condition. The male victim succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The initial investigation indicated that two large groups gathered and engaged in a physical altercation in a parking lot in the 1700 block of S. State Street. During the altercation, a subject produced a firearm and discharged the weapon, striking the male victim in the head and the female victim in the leg. All individuals then fled the area, but several were detained for questioning by arriving officers.

Officers continue to interview witnesses and canvass the surrounding area for 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.