Police Investigate Shooting of Armed Man by Champaign Officer
By Sean Powers
Police are investigating a shooting over the weekend involving a Champaign police officer.
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Crispus Drive in Champaign early Sunday morning following a report about a man who forced his way into a home with a gun.
Police Chief Anthony Cobb said the suspect was injured after being shot by a police officer, but he would not say whether shots were fired at police.
Cobb said various agencies are looking into the matter, including the offices of the Illinois State Police, the Champaign County Sheriff’s department, and the Champaign County State’s attorney.
“The biggest thing I want the community to recognize right off the bat is that the department is truly asking for your patience," Cobb said. "We truly want to be transparent and open about our process as we’re going forward. Right now we’re in the very early stages of the investigation. So, there’s a lot of work that still needs to be done.”
Cobb said the man who was shot was transferred to Carle Hospital for treatment, but he said additional details are not being released at this time.
While an investigation continues, the officer has been placed on paid investigative leave.