CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Champaign Police officers said they arrested a man on Thursday in connection to a drive-by shooting on July 5.
A man was shot in the stomach while driving his car by University Avenue and South Fair Street on July 5. Officers said he left his car after crashing it into a light pole and went to a nearby house to get help. Champaign Police was contacted and upon arrival, officers immediately rendered medical aid to the victim before he was taken to a local hospital.
On Thursday, Champaign Police and the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Task Force arrested Jazontae Sanders, 20 of Urbana. Officials said he is the suspect and is facing a charge of attempted murder and aggravated battery. He is in custody at the Champaign County Correctional Center until his arraignment.
Officials said that even though an arrest has been made, the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Champaign Police at 217-351-4545; arrangements can be made to share information privately. Additionally, people can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers by phone at 217-373-TIPS, online or through the P3 Tips mobile app.