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09-26-2016, 06:18 AM

Man killed in shooting at U of I just walking by, investigators say
Posted 6:27 PM, September 25, 2016


MUNDELEIN -- Family gathered at their north suburban Mundelein home Sunday to mourn the loss of 25-year-old George Korchev, who was killed during a shooting in Champaign in the early morning hours.

Neighbors say Korchev graduated from nearby Mundelien High School and studied nursing at College of Lake County.

Korchev was visiting Champaign and was a bystander when he was cut down, investigators say, by a stray bullet fired off during a fight he had nothing to do with.

09-28-2016, 10:02 AM

'Spilled drink' triggered Campustown shooting
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:16am


URBANA — A Champaign teenager paroled two weeks ago from boot camp for a shooting offense has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the death of a bystander in a shooting early Sunday morning in Campustown.

“It all appears to have stemmed from a spilled drink,” State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said of the convoluted facts that led to the savage beating of one man, the fatal shooting of a visitor to Champaign, and the wounding of three others.

Authorities announced at a morning news conference that they are looking for Robbie M. Patton, 18, whose last known local address was in the 500 block of East Washington Street.

Circuit Judge Tom Difanis on Tuesday issued a warrant for Patton’s arrest with a $5 million bond.
He is accused of fatally shooting George Korchev, 22, of Mundelein, who was visiting Champaign over the weekend and was set to begin a new job Monday as a registered nurse in Libertyville.

Patton was paroled Sept. 9 after having served about 8 1/2 months of an eight-year prison term for aggravated discharge of a firearm. It was Difanis who recommended Patton for boot camp in April over the objection of Assistant State’s Attorney Matt Banach after Patton pleaded guilty to the weapons charge for firing a handgun Dec. 14 in the parking lot of Steak ‘n Shake, 2010 N. Prospect Ave., C. No one was injured in that shooting.

In Sunday morning’s gun violence, Rietz said, it appeared that Patton was allegedly shooting at a group of men who had beaten his friend.