Man dies after shooting incident


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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA)—The Champaign County Coroner has identified a man who died after a shooting incident in Champaign.

Police say two males arrived by personal vehicle at Carle Hospital Emergency Department with life-threatening gunshot wounds around 1:18 a.m.

Police say a shooting event happened in an alley near the 300 block of East White Street. A 16-year-old male was seated in a vehicle with four other males. A 20-year-old male was seated behind the 16-year-old and was reported to have been manipulating the safety on a handgun when it discharged. The 16-year-old male appears to have been accidentally shot in the head. The 20-year-old male commented about shooting the 16-year-old male. The 20-year-old male then reportedly shot himself in the head. The driver of the vehicle attempted to take both people to Carle Hospital Emergency Department for treatment.

While on the way to the hospital, the driver lost control of the vehicle while attempting to turn at University and Orchard. The vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier in the Carle Hospital parking lot. No one was hurt because of the traffic accident. The 20-year-old male succumbed to his injuries and the 16-year-old male is listed in critical condition.

20-year-old Javier Sibley of Champaign County was pronounced dead at 4:06 A.M. on June 12th in the Carle Foundation Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Sibley died from a gunshot wound he received during the shooting incident.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday, June 14th and an inquest may be held at a later date. The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation by the Champaign Police Department and the Champaign County Coroner’s Office.

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