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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) — A Champaign man is in custody following an investigation into an October 2022 shooting that injured a 12-year-old boy.

Jamonte Hill, 28, of Champaign, was arrested Jan. 31 by members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Task Force.

A release from Champaign Police said on Oct. 19, 2022, Hill opened fire on a vehicle occupied by a 12-year-old boy and an older family member.

The child was riding in a car with an older family member when the driver saw another car following them.

A short time later, police said the driver was able to pull up behind the suspect vehicle in an attempt to see who was driving it.

Minutes later, police said someone in a suspicious vehicle opened fire, striking the victim’s vehicle multiple times and injuring the child inside. CPD says the child continues to recover from his injuries.

The neighboring house was also fired upon.

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Hill is in custody at the Champaign County Correctional Center awaiting charges of attempted murder.

Although an arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements may be made to share information privately. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

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