CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign County Coroner is identifying a Champaign man who died in a shootout with police Wednesday morning.
Coroner Duane Northrup named the suspect at 24-year-old Darion M. Lafayette. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 a.m., Northrup says.
The coroner adds Lafayette died from a gunshot wound.
Northrup says his office responded at 6:07 a.m. to a second gunshot victim at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He says 44-year-old Champaign Police Officer Christopher Oberheim also died from a gunshot wound in the same incident.
Officer Oberheim was pronounced deceased at 6:03 a.m., according to the coroner.
Autopsies for both are scheduled for Thursday. Illinois State Police and the coroner’s office continue to investigate.