URBANA, IL (WAND) — A 16-year-old Urbana boy has died from a gunshot wound, according to the Urbana Police Department.
The Champaign County Coroner identified the 16-year-old as Montrell D. Emery of Urbana, Illinois. He was pronounced dead at 1:32 a.m. on March 15, 2023, at Carroll Hospital.
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, UPD responded to a report of a shooting with injuries.
Officers arrived and found Emery with a gunshot wound to the head. First aid was administered until the Urbana Fire Department and EMS arrived to take over and transport him to the hospital.
Urbana police officers and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit jointly investigated this incident.
According to the coroner, preliminary autopsy results revealed that Emery died of a gunshot wound to the head.
This death is being investigated as a homicide by the Urbana Police Department and the coroner’s office with assistance from the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit.
Urbana police are asking anyone with additional information or video of the incident to contact police at 217-384-2320. It is possible to arrange for the information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can 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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