Suspects identified, sought in Green Street fight before fatal shooting

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CHAMPAIGN – The list of those arrested for a fight that took place before the September 25 shooting on Green Street continues to grow as authorities continue the investigation.

WAND News previously reported that 18-year-old Robbie Patton, of Champaign, turned himself in on September 29, days after he opened fire on Green Street outside a party, injuring several people and killing George Korchev. Patton faces charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.

It was later determined that before the shooting took place, Patton was involved in a fight that spurred him to open after becoming angry.

Champaign Police Detectives later arrested 20-year-old Wayne Colson on October 6 for his part in the fight. The fight involved several men kicking a person named Edwin McCraney near the 300 block of East Green Street. Detectives say McCraney was beaten until he was unconscious.

Two more people were arrested on October 7. 20-year-old Johnnie Holbrook and a 16-year-old boy were also arrested in connection with the fight that spurred the shooting.

18-year-old Sedrick Cooper has also been taken into custody.

All those currently arrested for their role in the fight face charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action, with bonds set at $250,000 each.

Detectives have interviewed numerous witnesses and have processed items of evidentiary interest. As a result, they have arrested four people involved in the attack and identified another two.

Champaign Police have issued warrants for the arrest of 20-year-old Jeffrey Alexander-Jordan (left) and 18-year-old Nevelle Booker (right), both of Champaign.

Another three suspects have yet to be identified, but police have provided their pictures.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of any of these suspects should call the Champaign Police Investigations Division at 217-351-4545.

Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477, online on the Crime Stoppers website or by texting “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).

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