Category: Police Department Press Releases

Homicide Investigation – 3000 Block of Edward Hoffman Drive

On July 23, 2021, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3000 Block of Edward Hoffman Drive for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male suffering from a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to […]


City Manager to Appoint Matthew Henson to Serve as Interim Chief of Police

City Manager Dorothy Ann David will appoint Champaign Deputy Police Chief Matthew Henson to serve as Interim Chief of Police effective August 6, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Henson will serve as Interim Chief upon the departure of Chief Anthony Cobb until a new Chief is appointed. “Deputy Chief Henson has served our City well for […]


The Honorary Christopher Oberheim Avenue Street Sign to be Unveiled Tuesday, July 27, in Public Ceremony

On Tuesday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m., the City of Champaign invites the community to attend the unveiling of the street sign that designates University Avenue, between Neil Street and Chestnut Street, as Honorary Christopher Oberheim Avenue. Officer Oberheim was tragically killed in the line of duty on May 19, 2021, and the Champaign City […]


Shooting Investigation – 300 Block of West Bradley Avenue

On July 9, 2021, at approximately 2:53 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of a fight, which escalated into a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of shots fired in the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue and were soon notified a 29-year-old Champaign […]


Arrest Made in July 2, 2021 Shooting Investigation

On July 2, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of Francis Drive for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male who was treated for multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his left leg. Police investigation identified the suspect in the shooting as Xavier Gary, 29, […]


One Deceased, Four injured, in Afternoon Shooting

On July 2, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 block of Hickory Street for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers were met by a large crowd and discovered a 17-year-old male suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds to his chest and officers immediately began providing medical aid. The individual was […]


Police Seek Whereabouts of Wanted Subjects, Request Public Assistance

Champaign Police are seeking the public’s assistance locating six individuals who are wanted for firearms related offenses. Antonio Brown has an outstanding arrest warrant for the offense of Failure to Appear for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $100,000. Brown is described as a 38-year-old Black male. He weighs […]


Shooting Investigation – 900 Block of Francis Drive

On July 2, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of Francis Drive for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male with multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his left leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The preliminary […]


Shooting Investigation: 2100 block of West White Street

On June 23, 2021, at approximately 12:18 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2100 block of W. White Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers learned a 14-year-old male had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The preliminary investigation indicates a subject approached […]