Champaign man found guilty in 2020 Quincy shooting


An Adams County Jury has found a 25-year-old Champaign, Illinois, man guilty of being an Armed Habitual Criminal according to a news release from the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office.

The jury took 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon to find Tywone Mitchell, 25, guilty of the Class X felony. Prosecutors dropped three other counts before the beginning of the trial on Monday.

Mitchell was convicted of taking part in the October 18, 2020 incident at 3rd and Spruce, where about 40 shots were fired from one vehicle at another.

State’s Attorney Gary Farha said in the statement that Mitchel, who has been convicted multiple times of weapons offenses, brought a gun with an extended magazine capable of holding over 50 rounds of ammunition and fired the weapon multiple times.

“When I heard the recording of that shooting, it sounded like something you would hear in a movie or in a war zone,” Farha said. “It has absolutely no place in Quincy.”

Farha said Mitchell is facing a sentence between 6 and 30 years in prison when he next appears in court on August 16 and he will have to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed by Judge Charles Burch. He remains in the Adams County Jail.

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