Murder suspect surrenders; 2nd sought

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — One man wanted on a 1st degree murder warrant has turned himself in while another suspect remains at large.

Police say 31-year old Cory Jackson surrendered himself to authorities Monday. Meanwhile, 27-year old Keith Campbell is being sought by police and the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.

Police responded to the 1900-block of Florida Avenue, about 12:45 am, Saturday, July 21 for multiple reports of a shooting. A victim, Martez Taylor, died as a result of gunshot wounds.

The murder reportedly happened as a result of a fight at the party. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with further information, photographs, or video recordings is encouraged to call Urbana Police. Detectives will arrange to meet with witnesses privately.

Callers may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers, submit a tip on the Champaign County Crime Stoppers website (, or submit a tip on the free P3 Tips app which is available on iTunes and Google Play app stores.

As with all cases, the fact a person has been charged with a crime does not necessarily indicate guilt and all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Champaign County Crime Stoppers  
(217) 373 – TIPS   
Urbana Police
(217) 384 – 2320 

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