Suspect in shooting of Champaign woman hospitalized
CHAMPAIGN — A man with self-inflicted injuries who police say is a suspect in the shooting of a Champaign woman over the weekend is being treated at a local hospital after University of Illinois police used a Taser to incapacitate him.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said police are not identifying the man and have not arrested him.
According to a police report, officers were called to the 900 block of West Church Street, Champaign, at 9:17 p.m. Sunday to respond to a 31-year-old Champaign woman who needed medical attention.
The woman had crashed her van into a house on that block after being shot multiple times by a man who was a passenger in her van.
When police arrived, they found the woman still inside the van. She was alert and conscious, Dunn said.
The passenger had run from the scene.
After police interviewed the woman and some witnesses, they found the man in the basement of his home in the 1000 block of West Church Street and made contact with him.
Police said the man had sustained what they described as "serious self-inflicted injuries."
After officers were unable to get the man to cooperate, Champaign police asked UI police to come to the scene and use a Taser on the man.
When the Taser temporarily incapacitated the man, police were able to take him into custody and send him to a local hospital.
Dunn said no information was available on the condition of the woman or how many shots were fired.
She said no additional information is available at this time.