Dear campus community member:

We would like to provide you with an update regarding the off-campus shooting incident described in a Community Safety Notice earlier this week. The Urbana Police Department has identified and arrested two of the people involved.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at his home off-campus in Champaign, several hours after the shooting incident Sunday morning at a house party in the 800 block of West Springfield Avenue, Urbana (map). A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday morning, also at his off-campus home in Champaign. Both men have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm and remain in custody at the Champaign County Jail.

The Urbana Police Department’s investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have been present at the house party or anyone who has video or photographs are urged to contact the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS), by visiting or by providing information through the P3 Tips mobile app available on iOS and Android. All messages to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of identifying information and forwarded to police by an independent third party.

Remember that police officers are always available and willing to help if you ever feel that your safety is at risk. Please do not hesitate to call 911 to report crime or suspicious activity.

This is our community. Let's stay together.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus is a very safe one, but a community of our size will never be crime-free. U. of I. Police and its partner law enforcement agencies work hard to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs, but you play the most important role in keeping our campus community safe. 

  • Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Call 217-333-1216 for a SafeWalks escort if you need one.
  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Call police if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action to protect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences to the victim or themselves. For more information, please review the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.

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