One dead, one in custody following Friday night Green Street shooting


Cameron Krasucki

Police line the 200 block of Green Street after a shooting.

An Urbana man was confirmed dead on Friday night after being shot in the head outside of 205 East Green Street near The Red Lion.

According to a press release from the city of Champaign, 46-year-old Joshua Berg was walking with 42-year-old Matthew Denbo when the two began arguing. The argument quickly escalated, and Denbo allegedly shot Bern in the head before fleeing.

Denbo was located by officers and arrested. He is being held in the Champaign County Jail on a preliminary homicide charge and is set to appear in bond court on Sunday.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Berg on the front lawn of 205 East Green Street. Berg was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The following police scanner audio contains descriptions of violence. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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On July 4 this year, shots were fired less than four blocks away at the corner of Green and Locust.

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