Updated March 19
URBANA – Police announced over the weekend that they arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Urbana.
Early Wednesday morning, police say the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the head in an apartment unit in the 2400 block of Prairie Green Drive in Urbana.
The Champaign County Coroner identified the victim as 16-year-old Montrell Emery. He later died after being transported to the hospital.
Urbana police say the 14-year-old suspect was taken into custody in the 2600 block of East Washington early Saturday morning. There’s still no word on a motive.
URBANA – Urbana Police and the Illinois State Police are investigating the killing of a 16-year-old boy.
Officers responded to a unit at the Prairie Green Apartments late Tuesday night.
They found the teenager with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim later died at Carle Hospital.
The victim’s name has not been made public.
Police say this is a homicide case but have not released a motive or details of a suspect.
Officers believe this was not a random act of violence.