URBANA -- The victim of a fatal shooting was a witness in an ongoing trial. It happened in an apartment complex on Colorado Avenue.
Police say a man shot 29-year old Curtis Mosley who was supposed to testify in court this morning. He was a witness to and victim of a shooting last summer.
But, Monday night, police say a man pushed his way inside and shot Mosley several times. He was taken to the hospital, but later died.
The trial is for 23-year old Artis Fenn, who is accused of shooting Mosley in the leg in June. It happened outside the detailing place where Mosley worked.
Fenn, failed to appear in court this morning, leading authorities to issue a warrant for his arrest. A hearing will take place Wednesday for the State's Attorney's Office to see if it can use statements from Mosley in place of his testimony. Fenn's trial for the June shooting will continue Thursday, whether he appears in court or not.
Police say they're investigating Mosley's death. The shooter is described as a black man, wearing a tan Carhart jacket with the lower-half of his face covered.
Another man was also arrested for June's shooting. 19-year old Gabe Chaney was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. He's in jail and is due in court next week.
Latest: 10:29 am, 2/5/13, Tuesday
URBANA -- The victim shot and killed Monday night was scheduled to testify against a man accused of shooting him last year. 29-year old Curtis Mosely was shot in the leg in June 2012.
23-year old Ardis Fenn was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, a class X felony, for that shooting. His trial started Monday with jury selection, but Fenn did not appear in court Tuesday morning.
A warrant for his arrest with bond of $10 million has been issued. By law, Fenn's trial can not resume for two days, so court is scheduled to be back in session Thursday.
Update: 5 am, 2/5/13, Tuesday
URBANA -- One man is dead after a shooting. Police are looking for a male suspect.
The shooting happened at an apartment complex on the corner of Cottage Grove and Colorado Avenue about 8:30 pm Monday.
Police say when they arrived, they found Curtis Leshon Mosley, 29 shot several times. Officers later learned the offender took off before they arrived. They transported Mosley to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police ask anyone with information to come forward.
Original: 10:47 pm, 2/4/13, Monday
URBANA -- One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting. It happened at an apartment complex on the corner of Cottage Grove and Colorado Avenue.
Police were called to the scene around 8:30 pm Monday. Several departments surrounded the building. No word yet on the victim's condition or if there are any suspects.