Category: Police Department Press Releases

Burglary Arrest Made in Connection to Recent Lootings

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, shortly after 3 p.m., several individuals gathered in the parking lot of Marketplace Mall. Moments later, additional vehicles arrived, and individuals immediately began looting and vandalizing area businesses, leading to civil unrest. This criminal behavior quickly spread throughout Champaign and lasted until approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, June 1. Approximately […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On June 2, 2020, at approximately 10:47 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of West Bradley Avenue for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers began canvassing the area and identified a scene consistent with gunfire. Officers were informed at approximately 10:53 p.m. a 39-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport […]


27 Arrests Made in Looting Incidents; Origin of Civil Unrest Under Investigation

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, shortly after 3 p.m., several individuals gathered in the parking lot of Marketplace Mall. Moments later, several vehicles arrived, and individuals immediately began looting and vandalizing area businesses, leading to civil unrest. This criminal behavior quickly spread throughout Champaign and lasted until approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, June 1. Immediately […]


Warrant Issued in May 26, 2020, Shooting Investigation

On May 26, 2020, at approximately 7:59 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds was discovered in a yard outside of a private residence. Officers immediately rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On May 27, 2020, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a local hospital after being notified a 30-year-old male arrived with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The incident is believed to have occurred in the area of E Bradley Avenue and N Walnut Street. The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was traveling inside a […]


Arrest Made in May 21 Homicide Investigation

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 2:02 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of 200 S. Country Fair Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male victim, later identified as James K. Coleman from Rantoul, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police determined a group of individuals gathered at […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On May 26, 2020, at approximately 7:59 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 3200 block of Ridgewood Drive for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 31-year-old male with multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds was discovered in a yard outside of a private residence. Officers immediately rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived and transported the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 2:02 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of 200 S. Country Fair Drive for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds.  Ultimately, the victim did not survive his injuries and he was pronounced dead on scene. The preliminary investigation indicates […]


Police Investigating Attempted Robbery, Seek Public Assistance Identifying Suspect

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at approximately 5:25 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the Circle K gas station in the 1300 block of South Mattis Avenue for the report of an attempted robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male subject arrived on foot from the west, entered the business and demanded money from the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Body Found in Kaufman Lake

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at approximately 10:35 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Springfield Avenue for a report of an unresponsive body partially submerged in Kaufman Lake. Upon arrival, the body of a male was located approximately 15 feet from shore. Champaign Fire arrived and assisted police in the […]