Man over powers intruder
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 16:42:28 CDT
Topic: Crime Report

Urbana police looking into fatal shooting during home invasion

By Mary Schenk
Created 04/22/2010 - 10:55am

URBANA - Urbana police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Champaign man who broke into an apartment in that city early Thursday.

Police Lt. Bryant Seraphin said Jerry J. Jackson, 21, of the 1200 block of West Kirby Avenue, died at Carle Foundation Hospital after being shot inside an apartment in the 2400 block of Prairie Green Drive in Urbana about 12:20 a.m.

Seraphin said Mr. Jackson was one of two men armed with guns who forced their way into the apartment, which was occupied by a 19-year-old Urbana man and his 18-year-old girlfriend from Champaign.

The male tenant began struggling with the intruders and the woman was able to get away, Seraphin said. The tenant got control over the weapon and fired several shots, striking Mr. Jackson, who collapsed there. The second intruder, who was not immediately identified, ran from the home. 

Seraphin said the male tenant was treated and released from Carle for his injuries.

Police remained at the apartment early Thursday collecting evidence.

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