Woman arrested in Tuesday shooting in Urbana

Woman arrested in Tuesday shooting in Urbana

URBANA — A 27-year-old Champaign woman is in the county jail in connection with the Tuesday afternoon shooting of a man in Urbana.

Urbana police Lt. Rich Surles said about 1 p.m. Tuesday, a 20-year-old man had been shot in a car in the 1000 block of North Cunningham Avenue but drove himself to Carle Hospital in Urbana. He remains there in critical condition with injuries to an arm and his head.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw a woman dressed in all-dark clothing leaving that area with a baby. She was on foot. Other witnesses said they saw a woman with a similar description trying to get a ride from someone at a nearby apartment complex in the 1000 block of Kerr Avenue.

Police developed information identifying that woman as Geneshia L.P. Grey, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Cruising Lane, Champaign.

She was arrested by Urbana police and members of the Street Crimes Task Force outside a hotel in Champaign about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and taken to the jail.

She is expected to make a court appearance Thursday. The state's attorney's office will decide what, if any, criminal charges to lodge against her.

Police said Grey might have spoken to people in the area where the shooting happened. Police ask that anyone who might have talked to her to call them at 384-2320.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477. Anonymous tips may also be submitted online at 373tips.com or via the free "P3 Tips" mobile app.

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BruckJr wrote on February 21, 2018 at 8:02 pm

Candidate for mother of the year:  fox2now.com/2013/09/10/100000-jewelry-heist-revealed-by-domestic-disturbance/

Homeboy wrote on February 21, 2018 at 9:02 pm

 4 years ago she has her 6 and 8 year olds steal $100,000 worth of jewelry and now she is not in prison? That states attorney must have went to the same catch and release school as ours.

Berto71 wrote on February 22, 2018 at 8:02 am

Apparently for that jewely heist she pleaded down to contributing to criminal delinquency of a minor:


She got 5 years and was paroled on March 28, 2017 after serving about 3 years and 7 months.

I wonder if that's what they mean by "not breaking up families"...