Urbana shooting suspect to be arrested following car wreck

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URBANA, Ill. (WAND) – New information is being released about an Urbana area shooting and wreck.

Police said an Urbana man shot another man during a drug sale Wednesday and then was injured when he wrecked his car while running from police.

63-year-old Roy Bryant is expected to be arrested on a warrant as soon as he is released from Carle Hospital.

He is accused of aggravated battery with a firearm and armed robbery. Officers said he shot an Urbana man during a drug deal near Bryant's home in the 2200 block of East Perkins Rd. Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot while he was in a car with a woman. The victim took off in the car, but crashed it nearby. He flagged won a passerby in a truck to take him to the hospital.

Officers learned of the shooting and stopped the truck near a Casey's gas station. Police called for help, but the victim declined, saying he had a friend on the way. Police followed the victim and his friend to Carle.

One of the passengers in that vehicle told police he had a small amount of marijuana on him. 25-year-old Orlando Herman was then arrested.

Police said the shooting victim was not cooperative at first in telling them what happened.

Eventually, he gave them information that led them to get an arrest warrant for Bryant.

Officers went looking for him late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. They spotted him on North Prospect Ave.

Police said he ran and was found near Market St. and Ford Harris Rd. around 6:30 a.m. Officers lost sight of him, but then learned he had been involved in a wreck on U.S. 150 and Cardinal Road.

He was taken to Carle for minor injuries.

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