On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The son was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, which do not appear to be life threatening.
Champaign Police Investigations responded to this incident and conducted several interviews. At this point in the investigation indications are that the shooting may have resulted from the father defending himself, and no arrests have been made. However, the investigation continues and the case will be forwarded to the Champaign County State’s Attorney for review.
The Champaign Police do not believe that this incident presents any danger to the public. Officers were able to identify, locate, and interview those individuals involved and have concluded this incident was a case of domestic battery.
The Champaign Police continue to investigate this crime and is asking for assistance from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be submitted through www.373tips.com or text by sending CCTIP plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).