Champaign man arrested in Red Roof shooting; suspect still sought

Champaign man arrested in Red Roof shooting; suspect still sought

CHAMPAIGN — Police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with a shooting earlier this week at a Champaign hotel.

Meanwhile, police have obtained an arrest warrant for a Rantoul man in connection with the same incident.

Police arrested Naytwane A. Adams, who is also listed as Natwane A. Adams, 36, who listed an address in the 300 block of East Park Avenue, Champaign, on Friday morning in the 1200 block of Hedge Road after a warrant was issued for his arrest for aggravated battery discharging a firearm and armed robbery armed with a firearm.

Adams is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

According to a Champaign police report, officers were called to the Red Roof Inn, 212 W. Anthony Drive, at 12:46 a.m. Wednesday, where they found a man in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.

The man had gone to meet two men at the hotel, and both pulled guns on him.

He ran from the room and was shot, and the shooters drove away. Police have no information on the man's condition.

Police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said a warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Deandre D. Thomas, 29, who previously listed an address in Rantoul, for aggravated battery with a firearm and armed robbery armed with a firearm. His bond has been set at $750,000.

Police had not found Thomas on Friday evening and are asking the public's help in finding him.

If you have any information related to this case, call Champaign police at 351-4545 or Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Information may also be sent anonymously online at or by cellphone text message by sending CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.

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