Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Arrest Suspect for Shooting and Two Armed Robberies

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 11:22 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the Blue Star 2 convenience store in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of an armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male produced a handgun, which he pointed at the clerk and demanded money from the […]


Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Shooting Suspect

Champaign Police are releasing the photo of a shooting suspect believed to be involved in the Sept. 15 gunfire that occurred near Centennial High School and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying the individual. On Sept. 15, 2021, at approximately 1:38 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High […]


Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Wanted Subject

On September 8, 2021, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School following the report of a subject who reportedly displayed a firearm inside the school, prompting the school to be placed on immediate lockdown. Police are now requesting public assistance locating the subject, identified as 18-year-old Pereze Collier, of Champaign. The preliminary investigation indicates Collier, […]


Shooting Investigation – Neil Street and Arcadia Drive

On September 9, 2021, at approximately 2:48 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Neil Street and Arcadia Drive for the report of shots fired, and then learned multiple vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of Moreland and Town Center boulevard. Upon arrival to the crash scene, officers located a 34-year-old […]


Shooting Investigation – N Market Street and E Eureka Street

On August 28, 2021, at approximately 4:44 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of N Market Street and E Eureka Street for the report of shots fired. Soon thereafter, additional officers responded to a local hospital after being notified a 15-year-old male arrived by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg. […]


Shooting Investigation – 200 Block of West Clark Street

On August 28, 2021, at approximately 1:43 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 200 block of West Clark Street for the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered a large, disruptive gathering and discovered evidence of gunfire. Soon thereafter, officers learned a 20-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a […]


Police Respond to Domestic Disturbance, Barricaded Subject; Arrest Made

On Aug. 25, 2021, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Buena Vista Drive for the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned the female had been battered by a male subject, who also displayed and threatened her with a firearm. The female victim escaped the encounter with […]


Homicide Investigation – 1500 Block of North Neil Street

On August 24, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 200 block of Edgebrook Drive for the report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to his chest. Responding officers and a concerned citizen rendered medical aid until the victim was […]


Shooting Investigation – 300 Block of West Bradley Avenue

On August 23, 2021, at approximately 10:41 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 16-year-old female suffering from a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her lower body. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable […]


Champaign Police Investigating Fatal Accident

On Aug. 22, 2021, at approximately 6:08 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Church Street and Prospect Avenue for the report of a vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 50-year-old male who had sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. […]