Man accused in shooting turns himself in to Urbana police

Man accused in shooting turns himself in to Urbana police

URBANA — A Chicago man accused of shooting an Urbana man in the arm has turned himself in to Urbana police.

Woodrow Anthony Brown, 33, who listed an address in Chicago, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Brown is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $2 million bond. He is due back in court on April 4.

Brown is accused in connection with an incident inside an east Urbana apartment just before noon on Sept. 18.

Officers received a report of a single shot being fired and a vehicle leaving the parking lot at 1711 E. Florida Ave.

When police arrived, they found a 25-year-old Urbana man with a single gunshot wound to his left arm in the courtyard, according to their report.

The victim was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he was treated. He told police he was alone in an apartment when Brown showed up.

The victim said that he knew the shooter. After the man came to the apartment, an argument ensued.

oon, the argument escalated to the point where Brown allegedly brandished a shotgun, firing it once and striking the victim in the left upper arm.

When the shooter fled, the victim left the apartment, trying to call for help on his way down. When he reached the courtyard, police officers found him.

Police said Brown drove away headed north in a black sport utility vehicle.

A warrant was issued for his arrest, and officers have been looking for Brown since that day.

According to Urbana police, officers eventually were able to contact Brown, who agreed to turn himself in.

Brown was arrested at about 9 p.m. Monday after he arrived at the Urbana Police Department, according to the report.

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