Man accused in April shooting in Urbana arrested in Danville

Man accused in April shooting in Urbana arrested in Danville

URBANA — A Danville man who had been wanted for shooting at people and a vehicle last month in southeast Urbana has been arrested.

A release from the Urbana Police Department said Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force detectives, the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and Danville police found Kaleb McLain, 20, in the 200 block of Lindenwood in Danville on Tuesday afternoon.

He had a handgun when arrested on a Champaign County warrant that had been issued May 5.

McLain had been charged with four counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with shots fired in the 700 block of South Anderson Street just before 11 p.m. April 8.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said that night, police found bullet shells and fragments and the rear sight of a handgun. They also found several witnesses and apparent intended targets, although no one was hit.

Police determined that McLain’s vehicle followed the victims’ vehicle from Champaign to Anderson Street, where several occupants in the victims’ vehicle got out to approach a house.

Police said McLain’s vehicle had followed and turned off its headlights, then someone inside fired several shots before taking off fast. The victims’ vehicle was hit by gunfire.

As of Wednesday evening, McLain was in the Champaign County Jail on a $500,000 bond issued by Champaign County Judge Brett Olmstead.

The investigation into the April 8 shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Urbana Police Department at 217-384-2320 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS or or via the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

All tips submitted are electronically stripped of any identifying information and processed by a third-party answering service, not law enforcement.

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