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State Police Closing In On Answers in Champaign Police Officer's Death

The Illinois State Police are leading the investigation into the shooting death of Champaign Police officer Chris Oberheim. He was killed during a shootout with the suspect, Darion Lafayette, who was also killed in the gun battle. Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly says his investigative team is getting closer to having answers as to how the situation turned deadly.



Lafayette had numerous run-ins with law enforcement before being a suspect in the shooting. Another police officer, Jeffery Creel, was hit three times and is recovering.

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