CHAMPAIGN, IL – A Champaign man has been taken into custody in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on S. State Street earlier this month. The incident, which unfolded on July 13, 2023, left one person dead and another injured.
Champaign Police were alerted to the shooting at approximately 7:39 p.m. and rushed to the 1700 block of S. State Street. Upon arrival, they discovered 20-year-old Jahiem Law, a resident of Champaign, with a gunshot wound that proved to be life-threatening. Additionally, a 21-year-old female from Champaign was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Immediate medical assistance was provided by the officers, along with the aid of the Champaign Fire Department. Both victims were swiftly transported to a nearby hospital, where the woman received treatment and was later released. Tragically, Jahiem Law succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
Authorities launched an investigation into the incident, which revealed that two large groups had gathered in a parking lot on S. State Street and became involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation, 20-year-old Trevione Robinson, also from Champaign, reportedly produced a firearm and fired shots, fatally hitting Jahiem Law and injuring the female victim in the leg. Subsequently, all individuals involved fled the scene, but some were later apprehended for questioning by the arriving officers.
Following an intensive investigation, Champaign Police arrested Trevione Robinson Friday for his alleged role in the shooting. He is currently being held at the Champaign County Correctional Center, awaiting arraignment on murder charges.
Despite the arrest, the investigation is still ongoing, and law enforcement is urging anyone with further information about the incident to come forward. Authorities can be reached at 217-351-4545, and arrangements can be made to share information privately. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may submit tips to Crime Stoppers through various channels, including the “P3 Tips” mobile app, 373tips.com, or by calling 217-373-8477 (TIPS).