Shooting Death Investigation – 800 Block of S. Mattis Avenue

Champaign Police were dispatched at 11:17 p.m. on August 17, 2023, to an apartment in the 800 block of South Mattis Avenue for a report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found three victims with gunshot wounds inside an apartment. The victims included a 21-year-old male from Champaign, a 24-year-old male from Champaign, and a 24-year-old male from Urbana, all three sustaining potentially life-threatening injuries. Officers immediately rendered medical aid with the assistance of EMS and the Champaign Fire Department. All three victims were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. At the hospital, the 24-year-old victims remain in stable condition, but the 21-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries.

The initial preliminary investigation indicates that the men were gathered inside an apartment when an altercation took place. During the altercation, a fourth individual produced a firearm and opened fire, striking the three others. The person then fled the scene, and their whereabouts remain unknown.

Officers continue to canvass the 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; 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.