UPDATE: Champaign Police arrested 32-year-old Neilmyer Anderson of Champaign in the 1500 block of North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana on Saturday.

Police said he made a brief attempt to flee before being arrested. He’s been arrested on a murder charge. Police said they found a gun on him.

Anderson is now in custody at the Champaign County Correctional Center, awaiting arraignment and trial. The investigation is still ongoing.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A 36-year-old Champaign man is dead after a shooting.

The Champaign Police Department responded around 3:30 a.m. to a strip mall parking lot by the intersection of North Neil and East Vine Streets.

Police said a fight broke out and that’s when the victim was shot. No arrests have been made at this time.

Police gave medical assistance to the victim until he was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

CPD is asking if anyone has surveillance footage to contact them as it may help.

The City of Champaign reminded the public if they have any information to please contact the CPD at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, online or using the P3 mobile app.