URBANA — About 1:15 am, Tuesday, deputies were in the area of Michelle and Toni lanes, immediately behind the Casey’s General Store. In the area of 64 Michelle Lane, deputies observed a male subject walking around a parked car with its trunk open.
While approaching the subject and directing him to speak with them, the subject produced a firearm and fired at least five shots at the deputies before fleeing northerly towards the entry ramps of I-74.
Deputies returned fire and pursued briefly before losing the fleeing subject. The suspect is described as a male, early 20’s, flat-top style haircut.
At the time he was not wearing a shirt, but wore a silver chain, red boxers and black pants.
No deputies were injured. Three deputies fired their weapons at the suspect.
There’s no indication the suspect was struck by any shots. A canvass of the area indicates no one else was hurt either.
The incident is investigation by the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.
Sheriff’s Office Investigations