2 arrested in connection to beating that led to shooting

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Police in Champaign have arrested two people they believe were involved in a beating outside a party that led to several people being shot.

According to The News-Gazette, police arrested 20-year-old Johnnie Holbrook of Champaign and a 16-year-old Champaign boy on Thursday warrants. They are charged with aggravated battery in the Sept. 25 beating. Neither suspect has entered a plea nor has an attorney.

Police have said a dispute led to the beating of a 22-year-old man outside the party near the University of Illinois campus. A short time later four bystanders were shot. One, 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein, died.

Robbie Patton, an 18-year-old Champaign man, has been charged with murder. He has not entered a plea.

So far three people have been arrested in connection to the beating.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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