Category: Police Department Press Releases

UPDATE: Juvenile Suspect in Shooting Death Investigation Surrenders

On May 16, 2019, the Champaign County State’s Attorney filed a petition in juvenile court for charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for a 15-year-old male suspect’s involvement in the shooting death of 14-year-old Elijah Booker. This morning, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the juvenile suspect surrendered to Champaign County Juvenile Detention […]


Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

This morning, at approximately 2:25 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 500 block of E Vine Street following reports of shots fired. Upon arriving to the scene, officers located evidence corroborating the report of a shooting. Shortly thereafter, police were notified a 22-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries consistent with a […]


Police Seek Juvenile in Shooting Death Investigation

This afternoon, based on the preliminary investigation by the Champaign Police Department, the Champaign County State’s Attorney filed a petition in juvenile court for charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for a 15-year-old male’s involvement in the shooting death of 14-year-old Elijah Booker. On May 11, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Champaign […]


Suspect in Homicide Investigation Surrenders to Police

This afternoon, Isaiah Depriest Cain (pictured), 28, of Champaign, surrendered to Champaign Police after a warrant had been issued for his arrest for First-Degree Murder in connection to the shooting death of Scott Roth, 21, of Champaign. The bond on the warrant was set at $2 million. Cain was transported to the Champaign County Jail […]


Champaign Police Invite the Public to Annual Police Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, May 17, at 11:15 a.m., the annual Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at West Side Park (400 W University Ave, Champaign) to honor law enforcement officers from around the world who have died in the line of duty. We will pay a special tribute to Champaign Police Officers Thomas Dodsworth (end […]


Police Investigating Two Overnight Shootings

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 10:12 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of North James Street for reports of gunfire in the area.  While officers were on scene, they were informed an individual had been struck by gunfire and had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Police were later […]


Arrest Warrant Issued in Homicide Investigation

On May 5, 2019, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to an apartment complex parking lot in the 400 block of Edgebrook Dr. following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old male victim, later identified as Scott Roth, who had sustained life-threatening injuries. Mr. Roth was transported to a local […]


Police Seek Assistance in Overnight Homicide Investigation

This morning, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Champaign Police responded to an apartment complex parking lot in the 400 block of Edgebrook Dr. following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 21-year-old male victim who had sustained life-threatening injuries. Champaign Police officers immediately rendered aid to the victim who was transported to a local […]


Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

On May 4, at approximately 3:44 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave. after receiving several reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim but did find numerous shell casings of differing calibers, suggesting more than one suspect may have been involved. Police have […]


Champaign Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives with the assistance of the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Darrion White (pictured), 19, of Champaign, in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old David Sankey. On Aug. 28, 2018, at approximately 8:31 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Paula Drive and Larkspur Lane after receiving […]