Champaign man arraigned in Urbana shooting

Champaign man arraigned in Urbana shooting

URBANA — A Champaign teen turned himself in to police late Tuesday night hours after an Urbana man was shot in an apparent robbery attempt in Urbana.

Gabe Chaney, 18, who listed an address in the 200 block of Hessel Boulevard, was charged Thursday with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the shooting of Curtis Mosley, 28, of Urbana.

Police are still looking for a second man, Ardis Fenn, 23, who they believe fired the .22-caliber rifle that delivered a slug to Mosley's thigh.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said Mosley was in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of East Main Street about 4:45 p.m. when Fenn allegedly approached him with a gun and demanded what Mosley had.

"According to the victim and witness, the suspect approached, made comments to the effect of, 'Give me your stuff.' The victim stood up and started running and that's when he got shot," said Morgan.

He said medical officials left the bullet lodged in Mosley's leg and released him from the hospital a couple hours after the shooting.

Morgan said the pair had arrived in the 700 block of East Main Street earlier in Chaney's car and were visiting at a nearby home where relatives of Fenn live.

"They had arrived in the car and were at the building next door. Then Fenn approached Mosley. The shooting occurs and they jump back in the car and leave. Chaney is not identified as being an active participant in the robbery but apparently drove him to and from," Morgan said.

If convicted of the Class X felony, Chaney faces a mandatory prison term.

Judge Richard Klaus set his bond at $150,000 and ordered him to be back in court Aug. 7.

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logicalpositivist wrote on June 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

"fired the .22-caliber rifle...approached him with a shotgun"


A .22 caliber rifle is not a shotgun. FYI.

Mike Howie wrote on June 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm
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You're right. That's our error. Fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out, although I'm sorry you had to.

Mike Howie, online editor

Mamba wrote on June 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm

.....I was just thinking the same thing.  World of difference between the two....and Urbana's current state of thuggery gone wild is the reason I learned the difference. 'Nuff said.