Mattavius A. Anderson - Booking Photo

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — In a search aided by the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Mattavius A. Anderson and a 15-year-old were arrested in Champaign on Tuesday.

Both were wanted in connection to the shooting of Janiah Thomas and a four-year-old child that occurred on N. Woodford Street on March 8, 2023.

Anderson was booked into the Macon County Jail on Wednesday morning.His bond has been set at $2 million and his first court appearance is set for March 22.

The 15-year-old has been detained at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

The investigation into last Wednesday's shooting also led to the arrest of a 17-year-old for first-degree murder. The 17-year-old has been detained at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

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