Man charged in fatal Champaign shooting
CHAMPAIGN — A man who police say fired a gun at the scene of a fatal shooting last week is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Devon Demetrius Craig, 37, who posted an address in the 1200 block of Paula Drive, Champaign, was charged on Monday with being an armed habitual criminal.
Craig is due back in court on Aug. 12.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said police had identified Craig as a person who fired a gun on June 24 at the scene on Hedge Road in Champaign where Allen M. Redding was shot multiple times following a car chase.
Craig was arrested over the weekend by Chicago police and members of the U.S. Marshal's fugitive apprehension task force and then brought to Champaign County for arraignment, Dunn said.
Chief Deputy Troy Daniels said Mr. Redding, 26, was shot several times while in the 1500 block of Hedge Road about 5:50 p.m. June 24.
Police were told that people were being chased in vehicles by others who were armed and that multiple shots had been fired.
The officers tended to Mr. Redding until paramedics could get him to Carle Foundation Hospital. Daniels said the man was pronounced dead at the hospital.