A Champaign man has been arrested following an investigation into a June 2023 homicide on Springfield Avenue. On June 24, 2023, Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Avenue at 11:08 p.m. for a report of a Shooting with Injuries. On-scene, officers located 34-year-old Keith Marrissette from Champaign with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound and immediately rendered medical aid with assistance from the Champaign Fire Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries.
An investigation indicates that Marrissette had just parked his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex and exited his vehicle when 29-year-old Daviet Henderson of Champaign approached and fired shots at him. Marrissette was struck by the gunfire and ran to a nearby apartment. Following the shooting, Henderson fled the area. On July 15, 2023, Champaign Police conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Randolph Street, in which Henderson was the driver, and he was subsequently arrested for his involvement in this incident. He remains in the custody of the Champaign County Correctional Center awaiting arraignment on charges including Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Use of a Firearm by a Felon, and Defacing a Firearm.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing, and 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 373tips.com; 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.