A Champaign man has been arrested following an investigation into a homicide on 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 20-year-old Jahiem Law 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 was treated and released, but Law succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The 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, Trevione Robinson, 20, of Champaign, produced a firearm and discharged the weapon, fatally striking Law and hitting the female victim in the leg. All individuals then fled the area, but several were detained for questioning by arriving officers. Following an investigation, on July 21, 2023, Champaign Police arrested Robinson for his involvement in this incident. He remains in the custody of the Champaign County Correctional Center awaiting arraignment on murder charges.
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.
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