Champaign County coroner identifies man shot in chest


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup released the name of a 28-year-old man shot in the chest Tuesday night.

In a news release, Northrup said Corey A. Birlet was pronounced dead around 8:30 p.m. at an Urbana hospital. Officers stated Birlet was shot in the chest near North Neil Street and Edgebrook Drive in Champaign.

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An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to the coroner. Champaign Police and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate this crime.

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