Illinois Felon on Parole for 97’ Murder Nabbed in Urbana with Stolen Kankakee Firearm


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URBANA, IL – A convicted felon, previously paroled for murder, has once again found himself entangled in criminal activity, this time involving a stolen firearm from Kankakee. 

According to Urbana Police reports it happened Monday when officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of Beech Street around 9:05 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers conducted a thorough sweep for any signs of injuries or property damage. No injuries were reported in the incident however officers report finding discarded shell casing near the porch of a home. A search of the area found additional shell casings scattered across the driveway.

Amid the unfolding investigation, officers made a startling discovery when they encountered 43-year-old Eduardo Carrillo, a resident of the Beech Street address. Carrillo, a convicted felon on parole for a 1997 murder conviction, was allegedly found in possession of ammunition and a 9mm pistol reported stolen from Kankakee.

Carrillo’s arrest on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm sends a sobering reminder of the complexities law enforcement face when dealing with repeat offenders. 

Authorities are urging residents who may possess additional information or video footage related to the incident to step forward. The Urbana Police Department can be reached directly at 217-384-2320, offering a confidential platform for sharing insights. Those wishing to remain anonymous can leverage the Crime Stoppers network, accessible via phone (217-373-8477), online at, or through the “P3 Tips” mobile app.


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