Arrest Made in February 19, 2024, Shooting Investigation

A Calumet City man is in custody following an investigation into a shooting incident from February 2024. Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:31 p.m. on February 19, 2024, to the 700 block of W. Vine Street for a report of a shooting with injuries. As officers arrived on-scene, they were notified of a victim who arrived at a local hospital by personal transport. Additional officers were dispatched to the hospital, where they learned that a 34-year-old Champaign man was being treated for multiple potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds. The man was treated and later released.

The investigation indicated that the man was seated in his vehicle in his driveway when 32-year-old Allen Williams approached the vehicle and opened fire. Williams then fled the area on foot. In addition to the man’s injuries, the vehicle was also struck by gunfire. On April 23, 2024, Williams was arrested by Champaign Police in the 1400 block of Westfield Drive. He was transported to the Champaign County Correctional Facility on charges including attempted first-degree murder.

Even though an arrest has been made in this case, the investigation remains ongoing. 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. 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.

All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.