Category: Police Department Press Releases

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Gas Station Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Champaign Police arrested Derrick Cox, 48, of Champaign, for his involvement in a recent armed robbery to the Circle K gas station located in the 1500 block of North Neil Street. Cox was arrested at the intersection of Hedge Road and Bradley Avenue following a brief foot pursuit. A pellet […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

On Dec. 1, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of Williamsburg Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 10-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from two life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began rendering aid until the victim was transported to a local hospital […]


Champaign Police Investigating Two Overnight Shootings

On Nov. 22, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2400 block of West Springfield Avenue after receiving reports of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene in the parking lot of a local business. Police learned two male victims had been shot. Both were transported to a local hospital […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

 On Nov. 21, 2019, at approximately 10:31 p.m., Champaign Police received reports of shots heard in the area of State Street and Bradley Avenue. Upon arrival, officers began searching for a scene when they were notified three male shooting victims, ages 19, 19 and 20, arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle. Two victims […]


UPDATE: Suspect in Recent Armed Robberies Arrested

On Oct. 29, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Champaign Police and the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Bloomington (Illinois) Street Crimes Unit arrested Tyson M. Biggers, 41, of Champaign, in Bloomington, Illinois. Biggers was apprehended while attempting to escape from a second-floor residential building. A firearm with an extended magazine was recovered […]


Arrest Warrant Issued in Recent Armed Robberies

Champaign Police have identified a suspect in connection to two recent armed robberies to the same local business in the 200 block of West University Avenue. The first occurred on Oct. 19, 2019, at approximately 5 p.m. and the second on Oct. 24, 2019, at approximately 3:44 p.m. In both the Oct. 19 and Oct. […]


Warrant Issued in Home Invasion, Shots Fired Incident

On Oct. 21, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2300 block of Belmore Drive for a reported home invasion with shots fired. The preliminary investigation revealed a male offender arrived at a private residence and threatened to harm a female occupant, who was a known acquaintance. After she refused entry to […]


Suspect in Oct. 18, 2019, Shooting Investigation Arrested

On Oct. 21, 2019, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force with assistance from the United States Marshals Service arrested Jabari Morris, 20, of Rantoul, in Kankakee, Illinois. He was arrested without incident. On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a […]


Suspect Identified, Warrant Issued in Oct. 18, 2019, Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified Jabari Morris, 20, of Rantoul, as the suspect in an Oct. 18, 2019, shooting investigation and are now enlisting public support to help locate him. On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 8:26 p.m., Champaign Police learned a 32-year-old male victim arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle with two non-life-threatening […]