Police still need leads in fatal shooting

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are looking for help from the public to solve a fatal shooting. It happened about 1:30 am, October 14, in the 2600-block of Lawndale Drive.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired found 35-year old Arnold Hopkins dead from a gunshot wound inside a private home.

Authorities are asking neighbors in the area of Centennial and Sangamon Drive, who may have exterior surveillance cameras, for video footage between midnight – 3 am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police who can arrange to speak privately with you. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers.

Authorities remind citizens information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous.

Calls are routed to a third-party national call center which receives your information, completes a tips information form then passes it to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded. 

Champaign County Crime Stoppers  
(217) 373 – TIPS (8477) 
P3 Tips mobile app

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