Champaign Police were dispatched at 8:54 p.m. on November 26, 2023, to the 500 block of N. Edwin Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. On-scene, officers located a 42-year-old male victim from Champaign with a non-life-threatening graze wound to the head. Officers and personnel from the Champaign Fire Department immediately rendered aid on-scene until the victim could be transported to an area hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
The initial investigation indicated that the victim was seated in his vehicle in a driveway when he was approached by three unknown male subjects. One subject produced and discharged a firearm, resulting in injury to the victim. The three men then pulled the victim from his SUV and fled the area, taking his vehicle.
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 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.