Items tagged: Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

Champaign Police Respond to Call for Service; Two Officers Shot, Suspect Deceased

On May 19, 2021, at approximately 3:24 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2400 block of North Neil Street for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, two Champaign Police Officers exited their vehicles, and the preliminary investigation indicates they encountered an armed individual and gunfire was exchanged. The suspect was fatally wounded and pronounced deceased on […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Virtual Meeting

On May 13, the Champaign County Community Coalition (Coalition) hosted its first virtual meeting.  Over 150 people attended this meeting via Zoom and the Coalition Facebook page.  Representatives noted below shared updates from their organizations and discussed resources available to community members at this time. Questions were moderated in real time, giving attendees the opportunity […]


Champaign Police Investigating Stabbing, Arrest Made

On Jan. 21, 2020, at approximately 12:16 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple, non-life-threatening stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation between […]


Feb. 3, 2019 Shooting Suspect in Custody

Today, at approximately 2:05 p.m., 18-year-old Khalid Purnell (pictured left) surrendered to police at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 23, 2019 for the charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm in connection to a Feb. 3, 2019 shooting in the 1200 block of West Beardsley Avenue. […]