Arrest made in First & Armory shooting investigation


Patrick Li

Police cars near the scene of the shooting around 1 a.m. on May 13. A suspect, 20-year-old Devon Cooper from Danville, Illinois, has been arrested by the Champaign Police Department in relation to the case.

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

Devon Cooper, a 20-year-old Danville man, was arrested without incident today around 12:30 p.m. in Danville, Illinois, following the May 13 shooting at First Street and Armory Avenue.

On May 13, the 21-year-old male victim from Danville was walking with friends from a party in the 1100 block of South Second Street to a vehicle when shots were fired.

Around 12:45 a.m., the Champaign Police Department responded to reports of gunfire and upon arrival, found the victim suffering from serious gunshot wounds.

Officers provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries.

The available information suggests the victim was the intended target.

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The investigation is ongoing, and CPD encourages anyone who was in the near the area at the time of the shooting to contact Champaign detectives.

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